Pokhara, Nov 10: Chief Minister of Gandaki Province, Surendra Raj Pandey, and visiting Secretary of Communist Party of China (CPC), Tibet Autonomous Region, Wang Junzheng, held a meeting on Friday.
Welcoming the CPC Tibet’s Secretary at the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers in Pokhara, Chief Minister Pandey wished for the success of Junzheng’s Nepal visit.
He expressed the belief that the CPC Secretary’s visit to Gandaki Province and Nepal would further strengthen bilateral relations as well as help in tourism promotion of Pokhara.
On the occasion, Pandey urged Secretary Junzheng for extending support to open the check points along the Nepal-China borders that are connected with the districts of Manang, Mustang and Gorkha in Gandaki Province.
He mentioned that Gandaki Province has expected Chinese support in construction of physical infrastructures towards Nepal in Korala check point, construction of two-lane fast track linking Korala-Pokhara and construction of 100-bed hospital in Tanahun.
Requesting for operation of regular direct flights from Lhasa, Chengdu, Guangzhou and other Chinese cities to Pokhara International Airport, the Chief Minister stated that it would help in trade, tourism and people to people contact between the two countries.
Similarly, Secretary Junzheng shared the plan to open the Korala check point from November 13.
Mentioning that he was committed to operating direct flights from different cities of China at Pokhara International Airport, the CPC leader pledged to send a group of technicians to study this issue.
Likewise, Secretary Junzheng extended his invitation to Chief Minister Pandey for a Tibet visit.