Nepal-China border at Korala set to reopen after four years

Kathmandu: In a noteworthy development, a temporary shelter structure for security personnel has been erected on the Nepal side of the Korala border in Lo Manthang Rural Municipality of Mustang, poised for re-operation after a hiatus of four years.

Under the guidance of Lomanthang People’s Representative and Armed Border Out Post (BOP), China has constructed container facilities on Nepali land in the ‘Dasgaja’ area.

District Administration Offic of Mustang, has informed that these structures are scheduled to be inaugurated at 10 am on Monday.

Chairman of Lo Manthang Rural Municipality, Tasi Narbu Gurung, detailed the installation of five prefab containers, each measuring 20 feet in length and 10 feet in width.

These containers boast windows and doors that provide a clear view of the surroundings. China has provided prefab containers for Nepali security personnel and customs officials at the border crossing, situated at an altitude of more than 4,000 meters, following Nepal’s request.

Each container can accommodate up to 10 people and is equipped with four beds. The container facilities are intended to serve as shelters for security teams and tourists in the event of inclement weather at the Korala border.

Preparations for customs transactions and checks have been completed at the Lo Manthang-2 Nechung office, indicating readiness for the reoperation of the Korala border crossing from Monday.