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China Launches Project to Map Nepal Border

[WTN-L World Tibet Network News. Published by The Canada Tibet Committee. Issue ID: 2006/03/31; March 31, 2006.]

March 31, 2006
Xinhua

A team of Chinese topography experts has launched a comprehensive project to map the China-Nepal border.

The Shaanxi Provincial Surveying and Mapping Bureau said the team will join others to carry out surveying and mapping in seven counties of Tibet Autonomous Region.

The experts will receive acclimatisation training in Lhasa before heading to the border area.

China and Nepal share a 1,400-km border straddling 79 landmarks.

The two nations signed a boundary agreement in 1961 and carried out joint surveys in 1978 and 1988.


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