‘Indo-Bangla Friendship line’ PM Modi and Sheikh Hasina launches

‘Indo-Bangla Friendship line’ PM Modi and Sheikh Hasina launches

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline through video conferencing on Saturday.

“In the last few years, Bangladesh has made remarkable progress. Every Indian is proud of it and we are happy that we have been able to contribute to this journey of development of Bangladesh,” PM Modi said. said in his speech.
“I am confident that this pipeline will further accelerate the development of Bangladesh, and will be a great example of increasing connectivity between the two countries,” Modi added.

The pipeline will carry fuel from Assam’s Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) marketing terminal in West Bengal’s Siliguri to Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation’s (BPC) Parbatipur depot in neighboring Dinajpur district.
The 130-km long pipeline project, constructed at a cost of Rs 377.08 crore, will help provide steady supply of diesel to all 16 northern districts under Rangpur and Rajshahi in Bangladesh.

This will ensure speedy delivery of fuel at minimum cost.
The newly inaugurated pipeline extends 125 km within Bangladesh and 5 km within India.

The Bangladesh section of the pipeline has been constructed at a cost of around Rs 285 crore, which has been borne by the Indian government under grant-in-aid.

The pipeline has a capacity to transport 1 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPAof diesel, which will initially be supplied to seven districts of northern Bangladesh.


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