Embassy of Nepal
Tel. : +91-11 23476200 | 2332 8066 / 9969 / 9218 / 7361
Fax. : +91-11 2332 6857 / 9647
Office Hours: (Mon - Fri)
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Submission of Documents 09:30 AM-12:00 PM
Collection of Documents 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Nepal Transit & Warehousing Co. Ltd.
(An undertaking of Government of Nepal)
Nepal Transit & Warehousing Co. Ltd. (NTWCL) is a wholly owned Company as an public undertaking of Government of Nepal reporting to the Ministry of Commerce & Supplies. It was set up on September 15, 1971 (Bhadra 30, 2028 B.S.) under the provisions of the Treaty of Transit between Government of Nepal and Government of India. This company is also registered in India under Indian Company Act, 1956. The company has its own Branch office in Kolkata and Sub-Branch Offices in two places of West Bengal, India i.e. Haldia and Radhikapur.
Major Functions of Branch Office, Kolkata
-Clearing and forwarding Services of Government and its undertaking’s import/export cargoes,
-Undertaking Services to Government and its undertaking’s import/export cargoes in lieu of duty insurance,
-Warehousing Service at open space at Haldia Port,
-Operating CFS (Container Frieght Station) at Kolkata Port. As per this, a proposed CFS is underday of its construction and gets completed in future,
Nepal Transit And Warehousing Co.Ltd.
41C, Ekbalpore Road, Kolkata 700 023
Contact Person: Mr Laxman Khadka
Website : http://nepaltransit.com
Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity. Its unique geographical position and latitudinal variation have made Nepal the biggest natural museum in the world. The elevation of the country ranges from 70 metres above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest, at 8,848 metres, all within a distance of 150 km with climatic conditions ranging from subtropical to arctic. This wild variation fosters an incredible variety of ecosystem, the greatest mountian range on earth, thick tropical jungles teeming with a wealth of wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys.
Within this spectacular geography is also one of the richest cultural landscapes anywhere. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak over 70 languages and dialects. Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure opportunities found nowhere else on earth. And you can join in the numerous annual festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs.
Nepal Fact File
Area:- 147,181 sq. km
Geography:- Situated between China in the north and India in the east, west and south.
Population:- 26.6 million (Census 2011)
Ethnic groups:- Over 100 ethenic groups including Newari, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Gurung, Sherpa, Kiranti, Limbu speakers Etc.
Languages:- Nepali is the national language. It is also the official language of the country. English is widly spoken by many Nepalese people.
Currency:- Nepalese Rupee.
Internet TLD (Top Level Domain):- .np
ISD Calling Code:- 00977
Political System:- Federal Democratic Republic.
Religion:- Constitutionally, Nepal is a secular state. Until 2006, it enjoyed the distinction of being the only Hindu Kingdom in the world. Nepalese population is predominantly Hindu, with Buddhists, Muslims, and others constituting the rest. Nepal is renouned for religious/cultural harmony.
Climate:- Nepal has four major seasons, namly: WINTER (Dec. to Feb), SPRING (March-May), SUMMER (June-Aug.), AUTUMN (Sept-Nov.).
Nepal in Brief
Nepal, occupying only 0.1% of the earth, is home to-
- 2% of all the flowering plants in the world.
- 8% of the world's population of birds (more than 848 species)
- 4% of mammals on earth
- 11 of the world's 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species)
- 600 indigenous plant families
- 319 species of exotic orchids
National Anthem Lyrics in Devnagari
National Anthem Lyrics in English
Sayau thunga phoolkaa haamee yautai mala nepali
Sarwabhauma bhai phailayakaa mechi mahakalee
Prakritekaa kotee kotee sampadako aachala
Beerharukaa ragatale swatantra ra aatala
Gyanbhumee shantebhumee tarai pahaada hemaala
Akhanda yoo pyaro hamro matrebhumee nepal
Bahul jaate bhashha dharma sanskritee chhan besaala
Agragame rastra hamro jaya jaya nepal
English translation of National Anthem
We are hundreds of flowers, the one garland - Nepali
Sovereign, spread out from Mechi to Mahakali.
Amassing nature's millions of resources
By the blood of heroes, independent and immovable.
Land of knowledge, land of peace, Terai, hills, mountains
Indivisible this beloved, our motherland Nepal.
The diverse races, languages, faiths, and cultures are so extensive
Our progressive nation, long live Nepal.
Nepal and India have been living as close neighbours of South Asia since the existence of the two countries. The relationship between the two countries is bound by history, geography, economic cooperation, socio-cultural ties and people-to-people relations. The bilateral relationship, which is marked by mutual trust, good will and cooperation, has been moving forward with the increased interactions and close cooperation between the two countries with the passage of time.
A number of mechanisms exist between Nepal and India for bilateral cooperation covering various aspects of bilateral relations ranging from trade and economic cooperation to security and water resources. Post the visits from Nepal to India at the level of Prime Minister after Nepal got transformed into a democratic republican country in 2008, both the countries agreed to reactivate the bilateral mechanisms. Consequently, interactions have taken place on cooperation related to security, water resources, trade and commerce, customs, etc. at different levels. There has been a renewed interest in both the sides to make the bilateral relationship more interactive and fruitful.
India is Nepal's important trade partner. Trade relations between the two countries are growing year after year, though it is in India's favour. India is also a major source country of Nepal's foreign direct investment. A good number of joint venture projects with Indian investment are in operation in Nepal. Due to geographical proximity, socio-cultural linkages and increased interactions between the two peoples, trade, commerce and economic cooperation have been expanding along with the growth in other aspects of bilateral relationship.
On the economic side, India has cooperated with Nepal in the construction of various projects, especially in the sectors of infrastructure, health, education and other technical fields. There are other projects that benefit both the countries. Some projects, including relating to cross-border connectivity, are in the pipeline. Development of infrastructure, communication and technological capabilities of Nepal facilitates mutual gains through commercial, economic and technical cooperation between the two countries.
India's sustained economic growth and development can be an energizing factor for the economy of other neighbouring countries like Nepal. Having been closely interconnected economic ties, the growing Indian economy can provide space for stimulus to Nepal's drive towards faster economic growth. It would also open up broad areas of cooperation for the two countries.