May 09,2016;The Nepalese government has decided to carry out feasibility study on mineral, gas and petrol exploration in Western Nepal’s Dailekh District.
A report will be made over the next three years to find out the status of mines in different parts of the country.
It’s understood, a six-member team from China will provide technical support during theendeavor.
The Nepalese Ministry of Industry said the move was part of the agreement between China and Nepal during Nepalese Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli’s visit to China in March.
Nepal is heavily reliant on its Southern neighbor India for petroleum products. However,experts suggest nothing has been done so far to explore the country’s own petroleum resources.