Muhith hopes No fuel crisis after 2-year
26 December 2015, Nirapad News: Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said that the country’s fuel crisis will be solved within the next two years.
He expressed his optimism while addressing a seminar organized by BCI at Sonargaon Pan Pacific hotel in city on Thursday noon (December 24).
The minister said, “Within two years, there will be no restriction in supplying natural gas or electricity. The supply of gas and electricity will have to be made sure in the industrial parks”.
“Government is working on this issue. But at this moment the government has no plan to reduce the fuel price,” he added.
The finance minister has also informed the audience that the old vehicles will be restricted in plying.
He said, “After a certain time, the old buses and trucks will not be allowed on the road”.
“The date of expiration of the vehicles will be decided later after consultation with persons concerned,” he added.
Dr Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury, power, energy and mineral resources adviser to the PM Sheikh, said, “We are working to ease fuel crisis in the country. The government is taking steps to import LNG (liquid natural gas) from Qatar”.
“Moreover, we are working to arrange an investment of 10-crore US dollars from the share market of the fuel companies”, he added.