This aerial photo taken on Sept. 1, 2023 shows Chinese and Nepalese passengers walking across the China-Nepal Friendship Bridge at Zham port in Xigaze, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region.(Xinhua/Nie Yi)
LHASA, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- A new land port serving as a gateway between southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region and Nepal began operation on Monday.
The Lektse port is the fourth land port in China's Xizang, following the ports of Zham, Gyirong, and Burang.
With a total investment of 400 million yuan (about 55.7 million U.S. dollars), Lektse port in Zhongba County, Xigaze, is the highest port in Xizang to date, and has long served as a salt and grain trading point between China and Nepal.
Its opening is of great significance in helping to establish an all-round opening-up pattern in Xizang, a gateway to South Asia, and promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation between China and Nepal, according to Wang Fanghong, mayor of Xigaze.