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Govt ups production of washing gels

Mar 12. 2020
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By THE NATION

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has ordered the Government Savings Bank (GSB), Government Lottery Office and Liquor Distillery Organisation to produce one million washing gels and distribute them nationwide through the GSB branches.

The Distillery Organisation will be in charge of producing the gels in 25-millilitre tubes for as long as the Covid-19 situation persists. 

Distribution will begin later this month.

Uttama also assigned the Excise Department to promote the use of alcohol in cleaning products by waiving taxes on the alcohol components used.

Zero per cent tax would lower manufacturers’ costs, encouraging them to produce more alcohol-based cleaning items to meet public demand.

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