New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart- KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday jointly inaugurate the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar which was built with Indian assistance to facilitate trade and people’s movement between both the countries. Also Read - PM Modi And Nepal PM Oli to Jointly Inaugurate Second Integrated Check Post Today
This is the second ICP on his Nepal border. The first was built at the Raxaul-Birgunj border in 2018. Also Read - ‘PM Modi Extracts Wealth From India's Poor,’ Alleges Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi on Oxfam Report
On the occasion, PM Modi said that “India is committed to simplify and ease traffic with all friendly countries in the neighbourhood and to further facilitate contacts between us in areas such as business, culture, education, etc.” Also Read - Najeeb Jung Urges PM Modi to Make CAA Inclusive, Says 'PM Must Hold Talks With People'
He added that both countries are working on several cross-border connectivity projects such as road, rail, and transmission lines. “Integrated check posts at major border points between our countries are greatly facilitating mutual trade and movement,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nepal PM said that the time has come for resolving all pending issues “through dialogue in the lasting interest of our two countries”.
“Stable & majority government in both countries is an opportune moment. My govt remains committed to working closely with govt of India towards this,” KP Oli said.
Both Prime Ministers will also witness the remarkable progress in Indian government-assisted post-earthquake housing reconstruction projects in Nepal.
The Indian government had committed to building as many as 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts, of which 45,000 have already been built.
(With ANI inputs)