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Ministry seeks Euro III standard fuel from China

- Rajesh Khanal, Kathmandu

Oct 3, 2015-

Ministry of Commerce and Supply has asked the Chinese government to supply petroleum products of Euro III standard.

In line with the plan to import petroleum products from the northern neighbour, the ministry on Friday dispatched a letter to the Chinese Embassy, stating the fuel specification. “Besides, the ministry has also been holding talks with Chinese representatives on economic viability of the import,” said a ministry official.

The government in 2012 implemented the Euro III emission standard for vehicles operating in the country.

Amid restrictions imposed by India on petroleum supply, the ministry is making preparations to import petroleum products from Tibet.

On Wednesday, the ministry held talks with Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai on economic viability of fuel imports from China.

Besides, the ministry has also requested the Chinese side for speedy maintenance of the Rasuwagadhi- Keyrung trade route to resume bilateral trade.

The government has said the connecting roads on the Nepali side have been cleared.

Published: 03-10-2015 09:21

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