Humla-Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, arrived in Simikot of Humla today along with a Chinese team for the feasibility study of road and railway to Jamunaha via Simikot.
According to the District Administration Office, Humla, the team comprising Chief Minister Shahi and Chinese technicians arrived here to carry out feasibility study of road and railway from Taklakot of Tibet to Jamunah of Nepalgunj.
The Chinese government has taken the route as the main international highway linking two countries from north to south as it is the shortest route linking the north and south transit points of the country.
Few months back Chief Minister Shahi had visited China at the invitation of the Chinese government during which occasion he had held discussions with the Chinese officials mainly on promoting cooperation in road construction and hydroelectricity sectors.
The much talked about Karnali Corridor highway extending from Khulalu of Kalikot to Hilsa of Humla is 281 kilometres long, the Chief of Hilsa-Simikot road section of the highway office, Shashanka Mishra, said.