KATHMANDU, May 22 (Xinhua) -- A technical team from China on Tuesday started pre-feasibility study of the proposed cross border railway from China's Kerung to Nepal's capital Kathmandu, a senior official of Nepal's Department of Railway said.
The Chinese team from China Railway First Survey Design Institute Group arrived in Nepal to conduct the study.
Aman Chitrakar, a senior divisional engineer from Nepal's Department of Railway, told Xinhua on Tuesday that the Chinese technical team visited the sites of the proposed railway line on Tuesday. "The team will conduct initial study on geological condition and potential alignments of the proposed railway," he said.
According to Nepali officials, the team is expected to come up with the pre-feasibility report by August.
The Nepali government has identified a cross-border railway project connecting Kerung and Kathmandu as one of the potential projects under China's Belt and Road Initiative.