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Nepal-China border closure affects northern villages

Residents of several settlements in the northern parts of Sankhuwasabha and Taplejung districts are having a tough time managing essential commodities and finding markets for their products due to the protracted closure of the Nepal-China border amid coronavirus threat

Dec 01, 2020
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Residents of several settlements in the northern parts of Sankhuwasabha and Taplejung districts are having a tough time managing essential commodities and finding markets for their products due to the protracted closure of the Nepal-China border amid coronavirus threat.

Villagers living near the Nepal-China border are dependent on Tibet for daily essential commodities, as the area is yet to be connected with the national road network. Tibet is also the major market to sell their products that range from medicinal herbs to domesticated animals. The local residents have been greatly affected by the Nepal-China border closure since January.

“The main challenge now is to find food. The local residents used to buy daily supplies from the Tibetan markets but they have not been able to do so since the border closure,” said Phurbu Bhote, the chief administrative officer of Bhotkhola Rural Municipality in Sankhuwasabha.

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