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Bhadrapur Municipality

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Bhadrapur (Nepali: भद्रपुर) is a town and municipality in Jhapa District in the Koshi Pradesh of southeastern Nepal. It lies on the banks of the Mechi River, and shares borders with Bihar state, India on the south and West Bengal state on the north. There is a border crossing with a customs office for goods. Galgalia village in Kishanganj district borders with Bhadrapur.

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Bhadrapur is home to Momento Apparels, which was one of Nepal's largest exporters of ready-made garments. The factory has been forced out of operation since 2012. In its heyday, the factory had a workforce of 2,000, and supplied ready-made garments to the US (including retail outlets such as Walmart and JCPenney) and several European countries.[1][2]

Transport[change | change source]

Bhadrapur Airport is served by Nepal Airlines, Saurya Airlines, Shree Airlines, Yeti Airlines and Buddha Air with daily flights. Nepal Airlines flies 3 times a week, the others have daily flights. The first flight to Kathmandu is at 06:30am and the last flight is 9:00 pm.

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  1. Dhakal, Chandi Raj (2002-03-14). "We need trade, not aid". Nepali Times (Interview). ISSN 1814-2613. OCLC 244793967. Archived from the original on 2022-03-12. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  2. Portel, Parbat (2014-03-03). "Former garment giant Momento lies in ruins". Kathmandu Post. Jhapa. ISSN 1563-9770. Archived from the original on 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2020-06-20.