COVID-19: Bhutan to supply liquid oxygen to India via Assam


GUWAHATI: In the context of the present COVID19 situation India’s neighbouring country Bhutan will supply liquid oxygen to India from a new plant being set up at Motanga Industrial Estate, Samdrup Jongkhar district. The plant is run by SD Cryogenics Gases Pvt Ltd, a Bhutanese Company, says a Bhutan government release.

Every day, forty metric tonnes of liquid oxygen produced by the plant at Samdrup Jongkhar will be exported to Assam using cryogenic tankers. The oxygen plant has domestic investment of 51% by SD Cryogenics and FDI component of 49% by Meghalaya Oxygen Pvt. Ltd, an Assam-based Indian company reads the release.


The provision of oxygen by Bhutan will augment India’s efforts to win the fight against COVID19 and save precious lives. This is a practical manifestation of the uniquely close and friendly ties between India and Bhutan.