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Govt working on to import fuel from China : Minister Pun

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Supplies Ganesh Man Pun said the government was working on to import fuel from China as the two neighbours had agreed for so during Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s China visit in May.

Speaking at a meeting of the Parliament’s Industry, Commerce and Consumer Welfare Committee today, the Minister said his Ministry had sent a proposal to import the fuel after diplomatic correspondence between the two nations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The MoS proposal, according to Pun, has pointed out that issues of taxation and transportation are yet to be settled between the two nations and diplomatic initiatives should be taken in order o settle them.

Pun informed that the government planned to import around 33 per cent of the total supply of petroleum products in Nepal from China.

Meanwhile, the parliamentary committee also held a discussion with gas bottlers and consumers, concerned government officials and Nepal Oil Corporation regarding smooth supply of liquefied petroleum products.

During the meeting, the Committee Chairperson Bhishma Raj Angdembe said the government agencies could not furnish reports about whether the Committee’s directives were implemented.

He also urged the government to ensure smooth supply of petroleum products notwithstanding various road sections are frequently obstructed during the monsoon season.

The Committee would continue discussions on Tuesday also.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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