Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart K P Sharma Oli will inaugurate the Integrated Check Post (ICP) Biratnagar today. The two Prime Ministers will jointly inaugurate the project through video conferencing. India and Nepal share over 1,850 kilometre- long border which is characterized by a unique and long tradition of free movement of people.
Jogbani-Biratnagar international trade point is one of the important trade points between the two countries.
ICP Biratnagar has been built on 260 acres of land at a cost of around 140 crore rupees. It has the facilities for immigration clearance of foreign passengers, export and import cargo handling. It is equipped with all modern facilities and is designed to handle around 500 trucks per day.
Adequate facilities for quarantine, amenities for drivers, passengers and security personnel have also been created, along with a waste water treatment plant.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli will also witness the progress of Government of India supported post-earthquake reconstruction housing project. India is providing financial assistance for reconstruction of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts of Nepal. Around 91 per cent houses have been reconstructed so far. India has committed one billion US dollars for post-earthquake reconstruction of Nepal.