China agrees to Nepal’s proposal on ‘green economic corridor’

China agrees to Nepal’s proposal on ‘green economic corridor’

China has agreed to Nepal’s proposal to develop Tatopani-Khasa and Rasuwagadhi-Kerung road sections as ‘green economic corridor’.

While meeting Zhang Jianlong, administrator of State Forestry Administration of China in Beijing on Wednesday, Minister for Forests Agni Sapkota proposed to that end to minimize environmental impacts while upgrading the road sections.

The Chinese minister agreed to carry out feasibility study on the issue after forming a team of experts from both the countries.

The duo discussed on mutual assistance in preserving forests and biodiversity. The seven-member delegation from Nepal discussed the matter.

China has agreed financial and technical assistances for Forensic Science Laboratory in Bhaktapur.

Sapkota said that China will assist in establishing an international center on community forests in Nepal.

Nepal and China have agreed to conserve wildlife and forests along Nepal-China border and combat cross border illegal trading of wild animals and forest products.

China asked for one-horned rhino from Nepal as a gift and decision will be taken after discussing with government, said Minister Sapkota.

Source: MyRepublica