Snowfall plays spoilsport in bid to collect petrol from China

Snowfall plays spoilsport in bid to collect petrol from China

Four tankers have left for Kerung, China through Rasuwagadhi border entry point to receive petrol to be provided by China as grant assistance.

Spokesperson of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Deepak Baral said only four out of 12 tankers were sent as Chinese tankers are yet to arrive due to obstruction of road by snowfall 25 kilometers from Kerung Customs.

The NOC was planning to collect 100 tons of petrol (144,000 liter) in the first lot. 36,000 liters petrol will enter Nepal till Saturday evening. Spokesperson Baral said NOC plans to collect all 1000 tons of petrol within 10 days.

A team of officials from NOC and Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu had left for Kerung on Friday.

Source: MyRepublica