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Loss of Rs 21 billion incurred to national economy since Tarai agitation

Kathmandu

Dec 25, 2015-The country has already suffered economic loss worth more than Rs 21 billion since the Birgunj customs point remained disrupted following the agitation waged by disgruntled Madhesh-centric political parties more than four months. 

The Birgunj Customs Office collects some 55 per cent of the total revenue. 

According to the Customs Office, it could achieve the target of collecting Rs 1.99 billion against its target of collect some Rs 7 billion in first four months of the current fiscal year 2072/073 BS. 

Surya Sedhai, Spokesperson of the Customs Office, the loss was also incurred due to the closure of major checkpoints adjoining Indian border points. 

The steep decline in the revenue collection is also due to the disruption of the import of fuel, mainly petroleum products from India. 

"The country is bound to suffer a heavy economic loss if the disruption in the major Customs Offices continues like this," he added. RSS 

Published: 25-12-2015 21:44

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