In a bid to extend influence; heres what China donated to Nepal
Keen to have steadfast relations with Nepal, China has donated over 32,000 solar power generating systems to Nepal to enhance its domestic capacity and to provide electricity to communities that have been without power since the 2015 earthquake.
According to media reports, the donated items included 32,000 sets of household solar power generation systems and 325 sets of solar power generation systems.
It need be mentioned that the aid from China comes as left alliance headed by CPN-UML leader K P Sharma Oli, who is widely regarded as pro-China, won the recent elections in Nepal.
China has been investing heavily in Nepal as it seeks to expand its influence in the land-locked country which is heavily dependent on supplies of essential goods from India.
It need be recalled that Oli during his brief stint in power between 2015-16 signed the Transit Transport Agreement (TTA) with China to improve the connectivity between Nepal and Tibet in a bid to end decades-old dependency on India for daily supplies.
During his Beijing visit last year, China in a strategic move agreed to extend the train link in Tibet to Nepal to improve the connectivity by road and rail. >