June 10: A consignment of 32,500 metric tonnes of urea procured from Bangladesh has arrived in the country.
The fertilizer was purchased through the Government-to-Government agreement between the two countries. The fertilizer has been received by Birgunj-based provincial office of the Agriculture Inputs Company Limited, according to the national news agency RSS.
As per the G2G agreement, the Government of Bangladesh was supposed to supply 50,000 metric tonnes urea to Nepal.
The remaining 17,500 metric tonnes of fertilizer is in the process of transportation, RSS reported citing Manager of the company’s provincial office, Gorakh Nath KC. The remaining consignment will be brought to the dry port at Sirsiya of Birgunj via train from the Kolkata Port in India, RSS added.
Manager KC said that although the entire consignment should have arrived here from Bangladesh by this time, it was delayed due to the adverse situation caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.
According to him, the Government of Nepal and the Embassy of Nepal in Dhaka making efforts for the supply of the remaining fertilizer from Bangladesh.