Prime ministers of India and Nepal unveil South Asia’s first cross-border petroleum products pipeline

Prime ministers of India and Nepal unveil South Asia’s first cross-border petroleum products pipeline
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Nepal Shri KP Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the South Asias first crossborder petroleum products pipeline from Motihari in India to Amlekhgunj in Nepal through video conference from New Delhi on September 10 2019
Published: 22 September 2019 - 2:30 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
Recently, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated a cross-border petroleum products pipeline via video conference. This is South Asia’s first cross-border petroleum products pipeline from Motihari in India to Amlekhgunj in Nepal.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Oli expressed appreciation for early implementation of this important connectivity project, completed much ahead of schedule.

Prime Minister Modi said that the 69km Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline, having a capacity of two million metric tonne per annum, will provide cleaner petroleum products at affordable cost to the people of Nepal. He welcomed the announcement made by Prime Minister Oli to reduce the price of petroleum products in Nepal.

Prime Minister Modi noted that regular exchanges at highest political levels have laid down a forward looking agenda for expanding India-Nepal partnership. He expressed confidence that bilateral relations between India and Nepal will continue to further deepen and expand across diverse sectors.

Prime Minister Oli extended an invitation to the Prime Minister Modi to visit Nepal, which was accepted by Prime Minister Modi.

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