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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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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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