China briefly opens Korala borderA cross-border trade flurry has ensued as the Chinese authorities have opened its border in Korala, Mustang, for Nepalis— albeit for just 10 days.
A cross-border trade flurry has ensued as the Chinese authorities have opened its border in Korala, Mustang, for Nepalis— albeit for just 10 days.
People at the bordering villages and other parts of Mustang began visiting the bordering Chinese market by the droves after the Chinese side lifted the border restriction for 10 days starting June 15.
And with just a few days remaining before the border is shut again, a growing number of Nepalis are hopping across the border to buy Chinese merchandise.
Furniture, blankets, tea and noodles are among the most popular items, said Sukradarshan Dhungana, the customs office chief. He added that the office generated Rs 375,000 revenue in just one week.
China had restricted cross-border trade and movement from Korala point after a group of alleged Tibetan exiles reportedly tried to enter the Chinese territory. The security in the area was strengthened after the incident.