Kathmandu, 3 July: The Department of Mines and Geology (DoMG) has said that it would keep progress made in mining of petroleum products in Panchakoshi of Dailekh secret.
“Everybody knows that exploration is going on in Panchakoshi area. But we will keep findings of this exploration secret because of the sensitivity of the matter,” said Sudhir Rajaure, head of petroleum project of DoMG, according to Myrepublica.
Officials of China Geological Survey and DoGM have visited the prospective areas of Shreesthan and Nawisthan for exploration of natural gas. Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav and former industry minister Som Prasad Pandey, among other high ranking government officials, were in the team.
People’s News Monitoring Service