Chemical fertiliser plant without natural gas is impossible in Nepal: Investment Board

Representational file: Chemical fertiliser
Representational file: Chemical fertiliser

Kathmandu, January 6

A study made by the Investment Board Nepal says opening a chemical fertiliser plant without generating natural gas is impossible in Nepal.

Whereas the government has already approved a plan to establish such a plant, there is an ongoing debate that whether electricity or natural gas will run it. In this context, the board has concluded such a plant to be operated with electricity is impossible in Nepal as of now.

An official of the board says the board had carried out the study following an instruction from the government for the same.

The board’s information officer Ramesh Adhikari, however, says the study is yet to be concluded and details cannot be divulged now.

He says the board will soon make the report public officially.

It has already been three years since the government decided to open a chemical fertiliser plant. The government has also allocated Rs 5 million for preparations of the project this fiscal year.

Nepali farmers face a fertiliser shortage every cultivation season.

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