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3 tankers with Chinese petrol to arrive in Capital today

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KATHMANDU — Three tankers filled with Chinese petrol came back from Kerung, the closest border town of China from Rasuwagadhi, on Saturday night.

Chief District Officer of Rasuwa, Shiva Ram Gelal has informed that the three fuel tankers that arrived at Rasuwagadhi custom point will be dispatched for Kathmandu early today morning.

Nepal has sent 12 tankers having 12 kilolitres capacity to Kerung in the first part to bring fuel from China. Of the 12 tankers that came to Nepal-China border on Friday,the Chinese side permitted only three tankers to enter China to refill yesterday as just a couple of tankers arrived at Kerung from Lhasa.

The tankers should cross the border in the morning however a snowfall in Kerung had deferred their departure.

China is providing loading facility to Nepali tankers from Kerung, which is 26 km far from Nepali border point at Rasuwagadhi. Nepali custom at Rasuwagadhi has been requested that dispatch all the remaining nine tankers for Kerung today as fuel tankers of China will be coming there by today.

According to NOC Spokesperson Deepak Baral, China-grant 1,000 tons of petrol will be transported within one week.

NOC has kept more than 100 tankers on standby for dispatch to Kerung to bring China-grant fuel. It is learnt that it will store petrol brought from China at the Thankot depot and it will be distributed to the petrol pumps of Kathmandu Valley at the current business rate.

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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha

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GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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