Government directs authorities to ensure smooth supply of petro products

KATHMANDU: Home Minister Balkrishna Khand, also the acting Prime Minister, has directed the authorities concerned to immediately fix the problems recently surfaced in the supplies of petroleum products.

He issued a directive to Secretary at Ministry of Supplies Ganesh Prasad Pandey, acting Director-General of Nepal Oil Corporation Birendra Goit and General-Secretary of Nepal Petroleum Dealers Association Biswo Aryal to immediately resolve the issue of petro product supplies.

The Home Minister warned that the government would be compelled to take tough measures despite its unwillingness if problems continued on the supplies of most essential goods.

NOC acting director-general Goit shared that Minister Khand had directed them to monitor whether or not the oil entrepreneurs were selling out petro products. As per the directives, they carried out the monitoring of petro supplies in collaboration with the District Administration Office Kathmandu, Goit added.

He further informed that they monitored 20 plus petrol pumps of the Kathmandu Valley and found some were smoothly supplying and some others not.

He also shared that preparation was underway to have a dialogue with the agitating side at 5 pm on Saturday.

General-Secretary of the Association Aryal informed that a directive was issued to end the problem surfaced in petro product supplies by holding dialogue with the NOC.

The oil entrepreneurs and diesel suppliers have been warning to stop the sales and supplies of petro product demanding increment of petro tanker fare with the rise in the price of petro products.

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