Public advised to avoid unnecessary travel, to save fuel for agriculture
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Lao Fuel and Gas Association are urging members of the public to be frugal in their use of fuel and not to travel unnecessarily, so that enough reserves of petrol are available for use for farming and other essential activities.
Careful use of fuel is the only way to resolve the current shortage, they say.
Some farmers have complained that they are unable to cultivate their crops because of the petrol shortage and have called on the relevant parties to take speedy action to tackle the crisis. Head of the Lao Petroleum Enterprise branch in Khammuan province, Mr Vongsone Phimmavongsa, updated reporters in the province about the local situation with regard to fuel supplies.