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India, Nepal launch ambitious petroleum products pipeline

India, Nepal launch ambitious petroleum products pipeline

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepal counterpart KP Sharma Oli yesterday jointly inaugurated South Asia’s first cross-border petroleum products pipeline from Motihari in India to Amlekhgunj in Nepal through video conference. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said, the 69-kilometre Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline, having a capacity of two million metric ton per annum, will provide cleaner petroleum products at an affordable cost to the people of Nepal.

Mr Modi reiterated India’s commitment to supporting the development of Nepal according to the priorities of the neighbouring country. He expressed confidence that bilateral relations between India and Nepal will continue to further deepen and expand across diverse sectors. The Prime Minister noted that regular exchanges at highest political levels have laid down a forward-looking agenda for expanding India-Nepal partnership.

Addressing the gathering, the Nepalese Prime Minister expressed appreciation for early implementation of the important connectivity project which was completed much ahead of schedule.

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