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Fuel-testing lab set up at Islam Qala port

Fuel-testing lab set up at Islam Qala port

Jun 24, 2013 - 17:44

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): A modern fuel-testing laboratory was inaugurated at the Islam Qala Dry Port in western Herat province on Monday, a move to prevent the import of low-quality oil, officials said.

The import of sub-standard fuel would be checked with the establishment of the lab that cost $5 million provided by the Norms and Standards Department, hoped the deputy head of the department, Mujibur Rahman Khateer.

Nearly 100 truckloads of fuel were imported on a daily basis through the Islam Qala Dry Port, but much of it was substandard, causing air pollution and other problems, he told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A taxi driver in Herat City, Jamshed, was happy over the establishment of the fuel-testing lab, but he appeared pessimistic about a halt to the import of sub-standard oil due to corruption in government institutions.




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