Cooking gas to be imported from China

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 20, 2015-

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed Nepal Oil Corporation to initiate process to import Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from China.

During a meeting with NOC officials and gas dealers on Tuesday, PM directed the concerned stakeholders to forward the process to procure cooking gas from China. Secretary at Ministry of Commerce and Supplies Naindra Prasad Upadhaya was also present in the meeting.

The country has been reeling under acute shortage of cooking gas due to the restrictions imposed by India over Nepal. Over 300 LPG bullets are stuck at various entry points along Nepal-India border due to the blockade.

PM’s directive comes a day after Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa returned from India visit where he met with Indian PM Narendra Modi and requested the latter to ease the flow of essential goods to Nepal.

Gas dealers had already proposed the government to import LPG cylinders from China.

Published: 20-10-2015 14:36

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