The Federation of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Nepali Industries, Nepal Freight Forwarders Association and Nepal Truck Transport Traders Federation have held talks with NADA Automobile Association of Nepal to buy 1,950 cars including Jeeps and vans, pick up Birgunj dry port and control post to Chobhar dry port.
Stating that few vessels use the services offered by Chobhar Dry Port, stakeholders stressed the need for cooperation and support from the private sector to operate the dry port at full capacity.
According to the Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board, legal arrangements have been made to move the 1,950 vehicles from Birgunj to Chobhar dry port.
It was also requested to bring the vehicles imported from abroad directly from Birgunj to Chobhar dry port. In this regard, it has been advised that the Letter of Credit for importing vehicles along with vehicle inspection will be provided from Chobhar Dry Port.
It was also agreed during the meeting that NADA will require all businessmen to carry out vehicle inspections from the Chobhar Dry Port.
Five dry ports and unified checkpoints are currently operated between Nepal and India, including one each at Biratnagar, Bhairahawa and Kakadivatta and two at Birgunj.
Between Nepal and China there is a dry port at Tatopani in Sindupalchowk district.