When asked five years ago that there were indications of preparations for linking Tibet and Nepal to the railways, an Indian official dismissed it as “concocted”. Waving hands in denials, he was speaking, “We will never let this happen.”
It was clear on June 21 that this thing is not just blank, but both countries are rapidly moving towards realizing it. Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. After signing a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Sharma Oli signed a mutual agreement draft (MoU) for the study of the possibility of making the railroad between Nepal and China.
Between Nepal and China, there is talk of running the Shiggs from Lhasa (this line has been set to be completed by 2020) and there is a forward movement on the border of Nepal Tibet to run the rail from Kerung (Chinese language to Gyorong). From there, rail lines will be laid in the border between Nepal, Nepal, Kathmandu, Pokhara and near Lumbini in Bihar.
Oli told the Chinese newspapers that “this new railroad will start, a new era of contacts between the two countries will start and this will open new opportunities for business, investment, tourism and interaction between the citizens of both the countries.”
China also knows this fact that the guarantee on paper does not have much guarantee. Two years ago, Oli also expressed his resolve to pursue the rail expansion in his previous tenure as Prime Minister.
Sudhir Sharma, editor-in-chief of Kantipur Daily, who went with Oli in Beijing, says, “China’s biggest complaint is that we do not stay on our policies.” Even then, China thinks that in its second term, More than this, old complaints will be overcome this time.
In this meeting with Oli, Shi congratulated Oli for “political stability and the priorities of economic development of the country”, congratulated and assured China’s support.
Akhilesh Upadhyay, the editor-in-chief of The Kathmandu Post, says, “For the first time, China is stable in Nepal and the government is firm on its policies.”
Upadhyay also says that analyzing this matter deeply, then there is a clear indication of the hidden doubts in it. There is nothing elaborate about the project in this MoU. For instance, there is nothing in the case of money spent on this project that must have been done.
Beijing has long considered this railroad as very important for its ambitious plan of construction of a corridor till the other side of the Himalayas. In April, Foreign Minister Wang Yi had said that China hopes to establish a connecting route with India through this plan. He said, “Once this network is established, then one that connects China, Nepal and India.
Upadhyay says that China wants to prepare India for this because its real goal is not Nepal, but its focus is on making its entry into the North Indian market.
Oli has not returned from Beijing just because of the deal. Apart from agreeing to finalize trade and transit protocols as soon as possible, the two sides have signed over a dozen deals.
The Chinese companies also announced a dam with a capacity of $ 600 million in the Kali Gandaki valley with a capacity of 164 MW, and with the capacity to produce 600 MW power on the Marshangadi river.
In response to the question of India’s pressure on a Chinese newspaper, Oli said, “Nepal’s current government does not work under any external influence or pressure.” Olli’s hosts will be very happy after hearing this. .