Nepal wants to get maximum benefit from OBOR: Foreign Minister Dr Mahat

Dr Prakash Saran Mahat

KATHMANDU, March 26: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, who is accompanying Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on his official visit to China, has said that Nepal wants to get as much as benefits from the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative proposed by China.

“Nepal is a landlocked country and a grand project like OBOR will help connect Nepal to the rest of the world and benefit the country by exporting its products,” he said at a program organized by Beijing Foreign Studies University in China today.

The minister said Nepal would benefit from exporting its products to Asia and European markets along with making country’s multiple dimensions known to the world through this huge project of China, said Dr Mahat’s Public Relations and Press Coordinator Yek Raj Pathak.

Stating that it would be a great opportunity for Nepal having a huge potentiality for development once it could be connected to China and other world through road connectivity, he requested China to provide assistance in infrastructure development of the country.

Minister Dr Mahat also urged the Government of China to make investments in Nepal’s tourism, hydro power and other sectors.

The Foreign Affair Minister added that Nepal was not benefiting due to lack of infrastructure development despite sufficient resources like water, natural heritages, herbs and plants while the outbound of Nepal’s labor force was huge every year.
On the occasion, he reiterated that the century-long relations between Nepal-China was very good even today and pledged Nepal’s commitment to one-China policy. RSS