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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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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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