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Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli virtually lays foundation stone of liquefied oxygen plant in Nepal’s Rupandehi district – Times of India


KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday virtually laid the foundation stone of Nepal’s first-ever liquefied oxygen plant in the Lumbini Province which can assist cater to rising home demand and cut back oxygen imported from India, amidst the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The plant is being arrange at Simarhawa of Rupandehi district in the province.
The nation has been dealing with a scarcity of oxygen and oxygen cylinders because the second wave of Covid–19 hit Nepal, Prime Minister Oli famous whereas laying the foundation stone from his official residence Baluwatar.
It was an unprecedented occasion of happiness at a time when the nation had been reeling below an acute disaster of oxygen, he famous.
The authorities was compelled to import oxygen and different important medical tools, he mentioned.
“Later, the government thought that it would be appropriate to set up an oxygen plant on its own,” he added.
The oxygen plant being put in in Rupandehi can produce 60 metric tonnes of oxygen every day, which may refill 7,000 huge oxygen cylinders in a day?” he noted.
He also said that the government was ready to waive customs tax to encourage the establishment of as many oxygen plants as possible in the country.
Surplus oxygen produced from those plants could be exported to neighboring countries or utilized for industrial purposes once the pandemic was over, he pointed out.
The oxygen plant under construction is expected to help substitute oxygen imported from India.
With 2,382 new cases, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reached 606,778 on Sunday. The countrywide death toll has now reached 8,366 and the number of active cases stands at 71,301.



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