Nepal Premier KP Sharma Oli and his counterpart Li Keqiang were making warm exchanges as senior officials from both the countries signed several MoUs.
However, the MoU on railway project is yet to be made public. The joint statement released at the conclusion of Oli’s Beijing visit did not mention the specifics on the railway project as ‘the project entails massive engineering works.’
“The two sides have underscored the railway project as the most significant initiative in the history of bilateral cooperation and believed that it would herald a new era of cross-border connectivity between the two countries,” the joint statement said.
“It would be wiser to discuss specifics once you have the detailed project report,” an official said.
According to Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali the DPR of the Kerung-Kathmandu railways will be completed within one-and-a-half years of time frame.
Prime Minister Oli, who started his China visit on June 19, travels to Lhasa early Friday. In Tibet, he will visit Lhasa, the capital of the Chinese autonomous region. Nepal home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, foreign affairs minister Pradeep Gyawali, energy minister Barsha Man Pun and physical infrastructure minister Raghubir Mahaseth are part of the high-level delegation led by Oli.