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China to supply Nepal with 1,000 MT of fuel

The Chinese government would be dispatching the fuel through Kerung pass along the Nepal-Tibet border, and “the consignment may be arriving here by early next week,” according to top sources.

Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Updated: October 25, 2015 3:43 am
nepal india, nepal protests, nepal oil trade, nepal fuel trade, nepal china ties, nepal china fuel, nepal news, world news, nepal crisis Nepal’s new Prime Minister K P Oli (R) with President Ram Baran Yadav in Kathmandu on Monday. (Source: Reuters)

Amid strain in ties between India and Nepal hitting the fuel supply to the Himalayan nation, China will be sending 1,000 metric tonnes of petrol to Nepal in grants within the next few days, according to high-placed government sources.

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The Chinese gesture comes as a big relief for Nepal that remains fuel-starved following obstruction in supply from India for the past five weeks. The government of India has cited security reasons and discouraged Indian trucks to enter Nepal following the protests leading to a sharp fall in the supply of petroleum products and acute shortage that has fuelled anti-India sentiments across the Himalayan country.

Prime Minister K P Oli had a meeting with Chinese ambassador Wu Chuntai on Friday with a request to supply fuel.

“Initially China will be providing 1,000 metric tonnes of petrol soon, and then terms and conditions would be worked out,” sources said. Indian supply of essential commodities including fuel and medicines however continues from other entry points other than the Raxaul border crossing that accounts for the biggest volume of export to Kathmandu due to cheaper transportation cost.

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  1. K
    Oct 24, 2015 at 7:52 pm
    India under modi is on path to self destruction. Modi has proved two nations theory right which no body did in seven decades. No neighbor is in good terms with India. I think it's wake up call
    1. P
      Oct 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm
      Far better to do business with India than China .nepales gov have to fix this m asp poor people's are suffering in Nepal.
      1. R
        Oct 27, 2015 at 5:24 am
        Billions $ for earthquake victims? My foot, All India sent were few sacks of rotten rice and outdated medicine. You gone crazy or what.Forgot your TV journalist chased away by the villagers when the guys instead of concentrating on rescue efforts were asking a little girl who was still being pulled silly question like if she remembered the last Hindi film she had seen!! A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend so said Chanakya about Indians centuries ago.True!,
        1. S
          Oct 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm
          The communists had chosen long back, all this blockade stuff is bloody nautanki. Congrats Nepal, U finally have a durable friend that it had long wished for. Next aim for treaty like India with China. Open the borders, then CONvert. And please limit your bigoted views to Nepali newspapers, get out of India. Close the borders with us for good. Regards
          1. P
            Oct 25, 2015 at 11:02 pm
            I just want to add that before most of the nepalese did have anti indian sentiments... Thanks to continuos interval blockade by the indian govt. But modi coming to power and his visit and speech had raised better hopes between indian and nepalese bond. Most of the nepalese believed that things have changed.... But now after the revenge atude tht the consution was not on their liking ... Hence the blockade..... And all that modi had achieved in Nepal turned 180 degree .. We nepalese have better connection with the Indians .... Cultural and diversities are similar.... We would prefer india rather chinese.... But remember we are NEPALESE with excess of pride, endurance and courage... Till date we have never surrendered and we are the only country in the world that has never been conquered or under foreign rule.... Don't have ur policies like Bhutan or Fiji for us.. we r different so mend ur policies likewise.. Else we are just like a river we have to flow.. U create a dam if we have strength we will flood else divert n flow on a newer path... We request the indian govt to open eyes u have already made political bers.... Now mend ur ways else Nepal will be out of ur reach and we will have an unmendable relations
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