China on Wednesday flagged off its first combined transport service to Nepal in the bid to boost supplies to the landlocked country.
People’s Daily of China reported that an international freight train departed from Lanzhou, the capital city of northwestern China’s Gansu province, and the final destination is Kathmandu. However, rail transport will change over to road transport in Xigaze, Tibet.
The entire journey will take 10 days. It incorporates three sections — 2,431 kilometers of rail transport from Lanzhou to Xigaze, 564 kilometers of road transport from Xigaze to Geelong Port, and 160 kilometers of road transport from Geelong Port to Kathmandu.
The train has 43 cars and 86 cargo containers carrying essential goods and home appliances, according to China Railway Container Corporation.