BY TING WU
Talking about what we have gained from the “Belt and Road Initiative” on behalf of my company, and discussing how we can commit ourselves to the development of Tibet, and to building a community of a shared future of China and Nepal under the guidance of the CPC’s 19th National Congress.
Tibet No. 3 Construction Engineering Company which I represent, is a state-owned enterprise with long-term construction experience. Our company is now building a school in Lamjung District–named Bharaiv Secondary School–which is in the northern mountain area of Nepal. This China aid project was started in June this year, and now it is in orderly progress. We will witness its completion in 2019, when 400 mountain students will be educated in a spacious, bright and well-equipped school and enjoy a good studying environment as well as Chinese children.
In the Kathmandu Valley and outside the Valley, from vast plains to steep mountains, the presence of Chinese enterprises can often be seen, we are just one of them. With the gradual formation of the “Belt and Road” framework, the “South Asian Passage” connecting China’s Tibet and Nepal and other South Asian countries will surely play an even more important role. And predictably, more and more Chinese enterprises will come to Nepal, commit themselves to the construction of infrastructure, and commercial trade, between the two countries or facing the world will also be more convenient and flourishing.
In recent years, under the leadership of the CPC, the Tibet Autonomous Region has made unprecedented progress in all aspects. In particular, the ever-changing infrastructure is amazingly impressive. All the development and progress is a great success of our Party’s important strategic thought of “stabilizing frontier, especially for Tibet”.
The stability and prosperity of Tibet not only meets the requirements of its own development but also of mutual cooperation and mutual benefits with Nepal, and it is in line with the common interests of the Chinese and Nepalese people. On the 19th National Congress, the CPC emphasizes that the aspirations of the people to live a better life must always be the focus of the Party’s efforts. Guided by the spirit of the meeting, the people of all ethnic groups in Tibet will unite closely around the CPC, jointly promote Tibet into a new era.
What’s more，the “Belt and Road Initiative” also ushered in new opportunities for enterprises. Tibetan local enterprises started to step out of the plateau and landed abroad. As a state-owned enterprise, we are fortunate enough to have been contributing to the development of Tibet ,and enjoy the fruits of great development. We are also very pleased to expand our achievements to the neighbor linked by mountains and rivers and work together in the pulse of globalization.
One thousand and three hundred years ago, when Nepali Princess Bhrkuti Devi came into Tibet. The ancient “Tibet-Nepal” passage has been shaped since then and subsequently became an important channel for commercial trade and cultural exchanges between China and South Asian countries for more than a thousand years. Nowadays, with the great opportunity of “the Belt and Road Initiative,” The Chinese government is supporting infrastructure construction at the border, including roads and bridges, along the direction of Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi, both in China side and Nepal side. The cross border railway is also under study. The South Asia Passage is witnessing the inheritance and evolution of history. My company is honored to serve as a builder on this passage and is willing to dedicate our passion and experiences to the construction and the friendship between China and Nepal.
At last, I sincerely wish China and Nepal a common progress in all their undertakings and the friendship between China and Nepal last forever.
(Excerpts Ms Ting Wu’s presentation at the conference on “Outlook of Tibet under new era after the 19th NCCPC” held last week in Kathmandu.)
Building a community of a shared future of China and Nepal
BY TING WU