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Integrated Check Post Construction Begins in Nepalgunj

Integrated Check Post
Image Courtesy: The Kathmandu Post

Jayeshpur in Nepalgunj, in the Nepal-India border point, has started the construction of Integrated Check Post (ICP), reports The Kathmandu Post. With this project, goods can both to imported and exported at a lower price due to reduced transportation costs.

Backstory:

  • Nepal and India had signed an agreement to build ICP at Biratnagar, Birgunj, Bhairahawa and Nepalgunj back in 2005. However, only one ICP has been constructed in Birgunj-Raxaul.

The ICP Project:

  • This project is being built with the financial support of the Indian government and they have taken the responsibility of all construction works related to the project.
  • Nepal government has completed the land acquisition of 90 bigahas of land for the ICP. And the contractors have started building walls and fences.
  • This ICP will facilitate cross-border movement as well as screening, import and export of commodities and vehicles. It will offer a range of services to remove the hassle of going to various posts for customs and immigration clearance related paperwork. The post will have a warehouse, parking yard, office building, security yard, litigation shed, quarantine and check post.
  • With the ICP, modern cargo-shipping facilities can be introduced and railroad too can be expanded up to the ICP. Security checks can also be performed on both sides of the border.

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