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ICP Biratnagar

Current context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart K P Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the second Integrated Check Post, ICP at Jogbani-Biratnagar through video conferencing on 21st January 2020.
ICP Biratnagar 
  • ICP Biratnagar has been built at a cost of around Rs 140 crore on 260 acres of land.
  • It has the facilities for immigration clearance of foreign passengers, warehousing facilities with export and import cargo handling, electronic weighing bridges, 100% power backup, fire safety, dedicated communication network etc.
  • Jobgani-Biratnagar international trade point is one of the important trade points between India and Nepal that share over 1,850 kilometre- long border with each other.
  • Biratnagar is also the third-largest Revenue Collecting Customs Office of Nepal.
  • In terms of trading, over 65 percent of Nepal’s trade is with India and also over 65 percent of Nepal’s exports are to India.
  • The ICP at Jogbani-Biratnagar has been built with Indian assistance to facilitate trade and people’s movement.
  • The first ICP was built in Raxaul-Birgunj in 2018.

Question: 

Q.1 The second Integrated Check Post, ICP at _____________between India and Nepal is recently inaugurated on 21st January 2020? 
a. Jogbani-Biratnagar
b. Raxaul-Birgunj
c. Raxaul-Biratnagar
d. Jogbani-Birgunj
ICP Biratnagar ICP Biratnagar Reviewed by Neha Verma on January 21, 2020 Rating: 5

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