Bangladesh has proposed to assist Nepal’s fuel crisis. Its ambassador to Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams said that the neighboring country is willing to provide seaport for transit in case Nepal wants to fetch petroleum products from third countries as reported by Republica.
Speaking at an interaction organized by Reporters Club Nepal on November 30, 2015, Monday, envoy Shams revealed her country is aware of the fuel crisis Nepal is currently facing and added that it is ready to provide seaport for transit to fetch fuel and LP gas from third countries.
She even pointed out the need to review motor vehicle agreement signed between Nepal and Bangladesh without delay reasoning that Nepal’s cargo vehicles can pass into Bangladesh without condition while her country is deprived of the same transit right. Among other issues that were discussed at the meet, Shams expressed belief that Nepal will capitalize on the potential railway route and endorse the proposal on exporting 208 goods to Bangladesh which are duty free.
In other news, Nepali Ambassador to Bangladesh Hari Kumar Shrestha, who will soon be completing his tenure, is also said to have held talks with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. According to The Kathmandu Post, PM Hasina has said she would facilitate and extend the utmost support that Nepal needs at a time of this humanitarian crisis. She is willing to let Nepal conduct business through its Sayadpur Airport along with Chat Gaun and Mongla dry port.