Nepal and China form joint technical team for 400 kV cross-border link

Nepal and China have formed a joint technical team to expedite the construction of the 400 kV Rasuwagadhi (Nepal)-Kerung (Tibet) cross-border transmission project. The team will appoint a consultant to prepare a detailed project report, and finalise the construction and funding modality for the project. Of the total line length of 800 km, around 80 km, extending from Galchhi in Dhading district to Rasuwagadhi on the border with China in the north, will lie in Nepal’s territory. The Nepal government has selected the project for potential financing under China’s proposed Belt and Road Initiative, under which it plans to restore the ancient Silk Road for promoting trade and economic integration among Asia.