In what is seen to be an end to the Indian monopoly as a transit point for Nepalese trade, China has agreed to allow the Himalayan nation to use four of its sea ports and three land ports for third country trade.
Nepal can use Shenzen, Lianyungang, Zhanjiang and Tianjin, reports said. Tianjin is the nearest sea port, at a distance of around 3,300 km from the Nepalese border. In addition, Nepal has been allowed to use Lanzhou, Lhasa and Xigatse land/dry ports.
Nepali traders will be allowed to use any mode of transport, rail or road, to access the sea ports for third country trade.