KATHMANDU, OCTOBER 20
As per STC, around 2,500 tonnes of sugar will reach Birgunj dry port on Wednesday and within a day or two the commodity will be supplied to Kathmandu. The government had earlier allowed Food Management and Trade Company Ltd (FMTCL) and STC to import 30,000 tonnes of sugar for the festive season.
The government had allowed STC to import 20,000 tonnes of sugar and FMTCL was given the responsibility to bring 10,000 tonnes. Even though sugar purchased by STC will start arriving in a few days, sugar purchased by FMTCL will arrive only towards the end of the Dashain festival. Since the tender process of FMTCL is lengthier than that of STC, the consignment of FMTCL will reach the country later. FMTCL has already handed over tender to import sugar.
Brajesh Kumar Jha, departmental chief of STC, said that the first consignment of 2,500 tonnes of sugar will reach the Birgunj border on Wednesday and the remaining amount will continue to arrive in the following days. Jha mentioned that as the government had delayed in granting permission to STC to import sugar, the consignment is coming a bit late.
Since the process to import the commodity had taken quite some time th