Kathmandu, May 17: Minister for Finance, Bishnu Prasad Poudel, has directed the authorities concerned to clear customs of medical supplies related to prevention, treatment and control of Covid-19, health equipment and medicine in a smooth and easy manner, while keeping it on top priority.
At a programme organized virtually on Monday, Finance Minister Poudel directed Director General and Deputy Director General of Department of Customs and chiefs of different customs offices in this regard.
He asked them to further ease the supplies of liquid oxygen, oxygen cylinders, oxygen plants and other things imported by the government of Nepal, provinces, local levels and private sectors by clearing customs without hassles.
Saying in one hand there is a situation to be protected from Covid-19, the work execution should be effectively done in another hand, the Finance Minister urged the employees to carry out their duty adopting all health protocols.
Minister Poudel also directed to inform the Ministry about the quantity of imported goods for the treatment of Covid-19 and its price every day.
Similarly, Finance Secretary Shishir Kumar Dhungana, asked the bodies concerned to formulate and implement brief work procedure regarding customs clearance of the health supplies related to Covid-19 prevention, control and treatment.
Revenue Secretary Ram Sharan Pudasaini directed to carry out effective work round the clock by coordinating with Customs offices of neighbouring countries for customs clearance.