KATHMANDU, SEPT 20
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has decided to allow the import of fertilisers through China, realising that importing fertilisers from India alone would not suffice.
Agriculture Inputs Company Ltd has called a global tender for the import of fertilisers through the Chinese border. Issuing a notice on Saturday, AICL called a tender to import 50,000 tonnes of fertilisers from Bangladesh.
Recently, the government had decided to buy fertilisers from Bangladesh for which AICL called the tender.
Interested bidders have been requested to submit requisite documents by September 25. Bids will open on September 27.
AICL claimed that they were giving top priority to the tender process so that fertilisers would arrive within 35 days of completing all the processes.
The ministry also allowed import of fertilisers ordered from other destinations through the country’s border with China.
According to the ministry, it has also started the process of allowing the import of vegetables and other goods via China.
However, since the import of fertilisers is of immediate concern, the MoALD has focused only on that for the moment.
As per the ministry, fertilisers imported via Rasuwagadi and Tatopani borders will be useful for areas close to the Chinese border. Meanwhile, AICL also called a tender for the import of 60,000 tonnes of urea five days back.
To fulfil the immediate requirement, AICL has also called a tend