The government has decided to approve for acquiring 45 ropanis of land for petroleum exploration at Jaljale in Bhairavi Rural Municipality in Dailekh district.
The government made this decision through a meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Monday, according to Minister for Communication and Information Technology and Government spokesperson Rekha Sharma.
The proposal to acquire the land was forwarded by the Ministry of Commerce.
The Government also decided to approve the acquiring of 14 ropanis of land at Gokarneshwow Municipality in Kathmandu to build the Bagmati dam.
A Chinese team has been exploring for petroleum products in Dailekh.
Source : TRN,