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China opens its first combined transport service to Nepal

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KATHMANDU — China has started its first combined transport service to Nepal on Wednesday.

An international cargo train departed from Lanzhou, the capital city of northwestern China’s Gansu province. The last destination is Kathmandu, Nepal, but rail transport will change over to road transport in Xigaze, Tibet, reported People’s Daily Online.

According to the Daily, the entire voyage will take 10 days which includes three sections — 2,431 kilometers of rail transport from Lanzhou to Xigaze, 564 kilometers of road transport from Xigaze to Geelong Port in Nepal, and 160 kilometers of road transport from Geelong Port to Kathmandu.

The launch of the combination service will further promote the rapid growth of related industries in China’s Gansu province, Qinghai province, Tibetan Autonomous Region and South Asian regions, it said.

The train has 43 cars and 86 cargo containers carrying daily necessities and home appliances, according to the deputy general of China Railway Container Corporation.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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