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Nepal builds new railway network to spur growth

India funds line reconstruction as China vies for influence through large-scale infrastructure investments
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 05:50

Nepal's railway to India has fallen into disrepair after years of neglect. Since 2014, the train has sat stationary, its rusting carcass now a playground for local children.

Janakpur, Nepal

THREE years after its last train hit the buffers, landlocked Nepal is building a new railway network to boost its ailing economy - helped by the rivalry between its powerful neighbours, China and India.

The railway to India was a lifeline for the small southern

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