Stories By 'SHANKAR ACHARYA'
The two customs points at Birgunj—Integrated Check Post (ICP) and Sirsiya Dry Port—collected revenue worth Rs158 billion in the last fiscal year.
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Lentil imports through Sirsiya Dry Port in Birgunj have oddly doubled since last year, raising suspicions that the agro product is being re-exported to India through clandestine channels.
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Effective monitoring and controls have enabled Birgunj Inland Revenue Office (IRO) achieve its annual revenue target in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, two months earlier.
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Workers have completed laying 13 km out of the 69 km Amlekhgunj-Raxaul oil pipeline in the last three and a half months.
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Reliance Sugar Mill of Manaharwa, Bara has not paid sugarcane farmers for their crops despite a government order to settle their dues. The cane growers said the mill owed them Rs500 million, and that they had not received their money for the last five months.
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Nepal urgently needs to establish a consular office at Visakhapatnam port in India to make life easier for traders, officials said. Currently, Nepali importers bringing goods from third countries have to get their paperwork processed from the Nepal Embassy in faraway New Delhi as there is no consulate at the port, which is an ordeal for them.
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