China-aided 18,000 oxygen cylinders arrive at Tatopani checkpoint

KATHMANDU: The China-aided 18,000 empty oxygen cylinders have arrived at Tatopani checkpoint in Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday, May 16.

According to Ganesh Pandey, press coordinator to Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinator of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre Ishwor Pokharel, those cylinders will be brought in Kathmandu once the Chinese government hands them over to Nepal.

As Nepal has been under the grip of second wave of Covid-19, there has been high demand for oxygen cylinders to treat the infected people.

Earlier, 400 oxygen cylinders were flown to Nepal from China. Preparations are afoot to bring 1,600 remaining cylinders, out of 20,000, provided by China in grant assistance, informed Pandey.

The Nepal Airlines Corporation’s wide-body aircraft, which had flown to China on Saturday, is bringing home 550 oxygen cylinders from China today itself.

Fiscal Nepal |
Sunday May 16, 2021, 03:23:34 PM |

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