Nepal-China To Announce Mount Everest’s New Height

A draft MoU has been exchanged between China’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Nepal’s Ministry of Land Management, Cooperative and Poverty Alleviation.

Jessica David

August 19, 2020

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Nepal and China could soon announce the new height of Mount Everest, said to be the highest mountain on earth, located in Nepal and Tibet. A draft MoU – Memorandum of Understanding – was exchanged between the two countries last month. The Draft MoU between China’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Nepal’s Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoLCPA-Nepal) is titled the joint announcement of ‘height of mount Zhumulangma/Sagarmatha.’ While the Draft does not specifically say joint measurement but does mention collaboration in mapping.

The Article 1 of the MoU states, “According to the joint statement between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Nepal on October 13, 2019, the parties shall jointly announce the height of mount Zhumulangma/Sagarmatha” with “date and details about the form of the announcement” to be discussed by both. Article 5 of the draft calls on Beijing and Kathmandu to ‘shall establish a communication mechanism to promote the joint collaboration on various activities on surveying, mapping and geoinformation management.’

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