Modi, Nepal PM to jointly open second checkpost at Jogbani-Biratnagar
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Modi, Nepal PM to jointly open second checkpost at Jogbani-Biratnagar

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New Delhi, Jan 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart KP Oli will on Tuesday jointly inaugurate the second Integrated Check Post at Jogbani-Biratnagar built with Indian assistance to facilitate trade and people’s movement, an official announcement said here.

"Both Prime Ministers will also witness the remarkable progress in GoI assisted post-earthquake housing reconstruction projects in Nepal," a tweet from PMO said.

"Out of GoI’s commitment to build 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts, 45,000 have already been completed," it said.

The first ICP was built in Raxaul-Birgunj in 2018.

The ICPs on India-Nepal gates have mirror facilities on either side of the border with modern passenger and cargo terminals.

Apart from facilitating a booming $7-billion bilateral trade, such facilities ensure better border management by sanitised movement of cargo and passenger, sources said. (UNI)

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