Preparations to import fuel from China for commercial purpose at final stage

KATHMANDU: Nepali Ambassador to China, Mahesh Maskey, said preparations to import fuel from China for commercial purpose were at final stage.

At a meeting with Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun at Bahadur Bhawan today, the Ambassador said the government soon would be able to regularly import fuel from the northern neighbour.

Maskey reported to the Vice-President that the commercial agreement for the end was slightly delayed as China had not exported fuel to any nation yet and it was formulating laws regarding the transaction.

The two countries are discussing possibility to import cooking gas via Tatopani checkpoint of Sindhupalchok district as it was difficult to import gas via Rasuwagadhi border point of Rasuwa district owing to difficult roads, the envoy told Pun, according to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti.

Earlier, petrol officer by China as a grant was imported via Rasuwagadhi point.

China was positive regarding establishing a joint customs office in Panchkhal of Kavrepalanchok, near the Tatopani checkpoint, to facilitate the gas import; the RSS quoted Maskey as saying.