China to build rail­way into Nepal

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China will build a rail­way con­nect­ing the western re­gion of Ti­bet with Nepal. The link will con­nect the Ti­betan city of Xigaze with Nepal's cap­i­tal, Kath­mandu. The two sides signed more than 10 agree­ments in­volv­ing tech­nol­ogy, trans­porta­tion, in­fra­struc­ture and po­lit­i­cal co­op­er­a­tion. China would also like to work with

Nepal to build a "crosshi­malayan con­nec­tiv­ity net­work" through avi­a­tion, trad­ing ports, high­ways and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions. "Cross­bor­der con­nec­tiv­ity was Nepal's top pri­or­ity,” said Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, Prime Min­is­ter of Nepal, as he called for the two coun­tries to work to­gether to de­velop Nepal's hy­dropower re­sources. A fea­si­bil­ity study for rail­way line con­nect­ing the bor­der town of Kerung to Kath­mandu is be­ing con­vened.

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