India, Nepal Prime Ministers Launch South Asia’s First Petro Products Pipeline


September 2019
India, Nepal Prime Ministers Launch South Asia’s First Petro Products Pipeline

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, jointly inaugurated a cross-border petroleum products pipeline via video conference on September 9.

Also, South Asia’s first cross-border petroleum products pipeline, it goes 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 69-km Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline, having a capacity of 2 million metric ton 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 by Rs 2 per litre 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.

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