GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

LHASA, Mar 22 (FAM) – The total volume of trade at the border port of Gyirong in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region hit 3.4 billion yuan (490 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, a 4.5-fold increase year on year, Lhasa customs said Tuesday.

A magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015, closing Zham and Gyirong ports. As a result, foreign trade of Tibet fell to about 5.7 billion yuan in 2015, down 59.2 percent year on year,

In October 2015, Gyirong port reopened and China-Nepal trade recovered, Xinhua reports.