VISAKHAPATNAM: Nepal is very keen on routing its cargo through Visakhapatnam Port as the port has been identified as an alternative port in India, in addition to Kolkata and Haldia according to Consul General of that Country Eak Narayan. The traffic to Nepal from this port is expected to start this month itself.
Nepal being a landlocked Country is totally dependent on Haldia Kolkata Ports for maintaining their supply line. Road congestion in the highway leading to the Himalayan State is serious problem forcing Nepal to open traffic from the Southern Port of Visakhapatnam
Government of Nepal proposed to open a small offfice near the Port premises to cooridnate the imports into their country through the Southern Port. Movement will be dependent on rail connectivity.
The Consul General Narayan was heading a team which visited the Vizag Port on April eighth to inspect the facilities.
The Nepal Government was seriously considering routing some of the cargo through Visakhapatnam port, he said.
He said the team was impressed with the facilities at the port. Earlier, Vizag Port Deputy Chairman P.L Haranadh explained about the facilities and infrastructure at the port.
The Port official impressed upon the team members that Visakhapatnam port is a secure, transparent and e-Port and the Nepal trade will derive benefit by making use of the port."