Govt prepares to import 'grant fuel' from China within couple of days

- RSS, Kathmandu

Oct 25, 2015-

Minister for Commerce and Supplies Ganesh Man Pun on Sunday said the government is making necessary preparations for importing fuel from China.

In a meeting with the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) officials at his Ministry during which journalists were also present, Minister Pun said all needed preparations were underway to start importing fuel products from China in the next one or two days.

"Our meeting is being held with a comprehensive document on how to import the fuel received in grant from China to the Capital," he said, adding, "We are soon sending a team for discussion on purchase on trade level for limited percentage of our national consumption with them."

The Supplies Minister said: "It will end the current problem for now and we are discussing on how we can make preparations for a sustained supply."

Minister Pun further elaborated stating that diplomatic efforts were being taken at various phases to ease the supply and added that preparations were ongoing for supply of essential goods by rerouting them from alternate customs points as per the Indian government's commitment expressed during the Foreign Minister's visit.

He said the NOC officials were being urged to hold discussions with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). The Minister also spoke of consultations being held on supplying fuel as per the demand from anywhere in the world whether from neighbouring countries or other countries.

Published: 25-10-2015 19:09

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