India ready to facilitate for fertilizers import, Ambassador says
Kathmandu: The Government of India has agreed to support Nepal to import chemical fertilizers from Bangladesh.
At a meeting with Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Ghanshyam Bhusal this afternoon, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra pledged supports from Indian side to this end. He said that Government of India was ready to extend all possible support to bring 50,000 metric tonnes of urea that Nepal is borrowing from Bangladesh.
The Indian envoy further said that India was always ready for regular and long-term supply of chemical fertilizer in Nepal. Ministry’s Spokesperson Dr Hari Bahadur KC said that the issues of bilateral relations, quality control of foodstuffs and effectiveness of customs quarantines were discussed at the meeting.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has given the responsibility to import chemical fertilizer to Agricultural Inputs Company Limited. After getting an approval from the Ministry, the Company has issued a tender notice on Saturday giving seven-day period to the interested firms.