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Problems Faced by the Landlocked Countries

Landlocked countries have no territorial access to the seas. Landlocked countries have very often lower average development levels than their neighbours. Those countries which are connected to or near to

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seas and oceans have developed and progressed. But, landlocked countries not only face the challenge of distance but also, the challenges that result from a dependence on passage through a sovereign transit country. Due to their remoteness, landlocked countries are dependent on neighbouring transit countries for their external trades and suffer from high trade transaction costs. The sea is regarded as the storage of minerals and many precious substances. Landlocked countries are at a disadvantage compared with equally remote, island regions of large countries. Landlocked countries like Nepal lack such facilities and accesses. Some of the problems faced by Nepal are as follows:

  • Transportation Problem
  • Economic Problem
  • Trade Problem
  • Industrialization Problem
  • Cultural Problem
  • Political Problem

Sea is the sources of minerals. These minerals are raw materials for industries. Most of the countries near seas are rich. Tourism can be developed if there is sea shore. Moreover, sea beaches are good tourist destinations. Many European countries have easy access to waterways. But, landlocked countries like Nepal does not have such access. We have to invest a large amount of capital for roads and airways. Similarly, due to the weak international trade, a landlocked country has to suffer from a frequent price

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hike. As it has to depend upon the higher amount of imported goods, it has to bear a trade deficit.

Due to the lack of direct access to the sea, landlocked countries are away from major trade-related networks and hardly benefit from trade opportunities .Land transportation costs many times higher than sea transport. This raises the transaction cost of almost all imports and exports. Therefore, a landlocked country is less advantageous to a development strategy based on foreign trade. Apart from Europe, there is not a single successful highly developed landlocked country when measured by the Human Development Index (HDI). A landlocked country bears high transit costs due to physical distance. They are isolated from the rest of the world. So, there may be less chance of cultural exchange, less opportunity to understand each others' culture and lifestyle. As it has to depend on upon the higher amount of imported goods, it has to bear trade deficit. A landlocked country may use a natural protection for its domestic industries, to overcome this condition.



  • The countries which have less access to seas are backward in development.
  • The main cause of delays and high transport costs are inefficient customs and transit transport procedures.
  • As a landlocked mountainous country, Nepal has been experiencing problems in trade, transportation, and economic development.
  • The landlocked developing countries have been facing constant challenges in the areas of trade, transit, and socio-economic development.
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Seas are regarded as the storehouse of minerals and many precious substances. It has a variety of minerals. These minerals are raw materials for industries. Tourism can be developed if there are sea shores. So, those countries in the world which are developed and progressed are connected to seas and oceans.

As Nepal is a landlocked country, it faces various problems. Some of them are as follows:

  • Transportation Problem
    Nepal has to invest a large amount of capital for roads and airways.
  • Trade Problem
    Nepal requires a large amount of capital to export its manufactured and produced goods.
  • Cultural Problem
    There is less chance of cultural exchange. There is less opportunity to understand each others' culture and lifestyle.
  • Economic Problem
    Most of the landlocked countries are poor. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world.

 

 

Many European countries have easy access to waterways. Sea is the sources of minerals. These minerals are raw material for industries. Most of the countries near seas are rich. Tourism can be developed if there are sea shores. Sea beaches are good tourist destinations. Similarly, most of the Asian Countries, depend on expensive means of transport. The cost of airways and roadways are expensive than waterways. So, the European landlocked countries are relatively developed than the Asian landlocked countries.

A country which is surrounded by land is called a landlocked country. Some of the problems faced by the landlocked countries are as follows:

  • Land transportation costs many times higher than sea transport.
  • There may be less chance of cultural exchange.
  • A landlocked country is probably isolated from the rest of the world.
  • Due to weak international trade, a landlocked country has to suffer from the frequent price hike.

Nepal is a landlocked country. It has to face many difficulties. So, to solve the problem, the Government should give proper attention to the country's situation. The country should use the available resources and use a natural protection for its domestic industries, to overcome this condition.

The landlocked countries bear high transit costs due to physical distance.

Landlocked countries have to depend on the higher amount of imported goods. So, they have to bear trade deficit.

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  • The problem faced by the landlocked country is__________.

    electricity problem
    constitutional law
    lack of airports
    economic problem
  • Cost for airways and roadways are _________ than waterways.

    equal
    cheap
    expensive
    less
  • __________ country is isolated from the rest of the world.

    Landlocked
    Air ways
    European
    Sea ways
  • Tourism can be developed if there is________.

    sea shore
    airways
    landlocked
    roadways
  • Landlocked country does not have merit of_______.

    roadways
    waterways
    ropeways
    airways
  • Landlocked country lag backward in_________.

    communication
    development
    popularity
    seas shore
  • Landlocked countries have to invest large of capital for_____________.

    waterways
    sea shore
    shipping
    road and airways
  • The problem faced by a landlocked country is__________.

    lack of electricity
    political problem
    lack of communication
    rainfall
  • What does it mean by raising amount of something?

    shipping
    Hike
    Suffer
    Undue
  • Landlocked countries have to face problem due to_____________.

    lack of road ways
    lack of communication
    lack of waterways
    lack of air ways
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