BEIJING — Nepal and China have signed 14 different agreements including on railway construction in Nepal based on the trade and transit agreement held between Nepal and China three years ago.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in Railway Projects was also signed on Thursday following the delegation level talks between visiting Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli Chinese Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
the MoU signed by the two countries on Cooperation for Railway Connectivity paves the way for extending Chinese railway network that is expected arrive in Kerung this year up to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi, according to the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.
Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth and his Chinese counterpart Li Xiaopeng signed the MoU.
Similarly, Mahaseth and Li signed a protocol concerning the utilization of highways in Tibet Autonomous Region of China by Nepal for cargo transport.
A MoU on investment and cooperation on production capacity between the National Development and Reforms Commission of China and National Planning Commission of Nepal was also signed on the occasion.
Finance Secretary Rajan Khanal and Vice Chairman of National Development and Reform Commission of China Zhang Yong signed the MoU.
Similarly, MoU between the two countries was signed on the establishment of a mechanism for facilitation on the implementation of China-Nepal Cooperation Programmes and Projects in Nepal.
Likewise, an agreement between the two governments was signed on the reconstruction of the Friendship Bridge in Tatopani of Sindhupalchowk and Rasuwagadhi of Rasuwa.
Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shanker Das Bairagi and Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Kong Xuanyou signed the papers to the issues.
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Maha Astami being observed today
KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.
On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.
People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.
Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.
On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.Follow @gorkhapost