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.Follow @gorkhapost
China supports to reconstruct Tatopati border point
KATHMANDU — The Chinese government has agreed to extend the assistance to Nepal for the projects on post-disaster recovery for Tatopani border point, the hospital recovery in Sindhupalchowk and reconstruction of Jiri Secondary School.
An agreement to this was signed and exchanged at the Ministry of Finance today, said a press statement issued by the Ministry.
Chinese government has pledged to provide Rs 48 billion grants for it.
Finance Secretary Shankar Prasad Adhikari and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong signed the agreements on behalf of the government of Nepal and the Chinese government respectively.
For the resumption of the Tatopati border point, the budget would be used for renovation of building and establishment of protection measures, so that trade clearance capabilities would be improved.
Similarly, under hospital recovery project, a middle sized hospital equipped with necessary facilities having 39 beds would be constructed in Sindhupalchowk.
School reconstruction is aimed at recovering and improving school facilities and functions.Follow @gorkhapost