13 May 2020, Kathmandu
The Nepal Army says a consignment of medical supplies it is purchasing from China for the country’s Covid-19 response will arrive in Kathmandu on Friday.
After the government assigned the army to bring in the supplies, the national military agency has been making efforts to complete the assignment as quickly as possible. However, it has not been able to charter a flight for the supplies.
According to Nepal Army spokesperson Bigyan Dev Pandey, the consignment arriving this Friday is coming via the Tatopani land route. He adds that the two additional consignments will also arrive soon.
Three containers carrying the supplies had left Guangzhou of China on May 4, 6, and 7 respectively.
Pandey says efforts are underway to transport 37 tonnes of the supplies on an aircraft soon.
The army, in total, is purchasing 342 tonnes of the supplies worth Rs 2.25 billion through a government-to-government agreement for the country’s Covid-19 response.