India, Nepal jointly inaugurate historic Motihari-Amlekhganj petro pipeline

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the first ever cross-border petroleum products pipeline in South Asia, the Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum product pipeline through video conferencing on Tuesday.

PM Modi said,  it is a matter of great satisfaction that this first cross-border petroleum pipeline has been completed in record time and the credit goes to Nepalese leadership and joint efforts of the two countries.

Modi added that the two nations have completed important bilateral projects and have quickly achieved results from several other initiatives in the last five years including inaugurating of  Pashupatinath Dharamshala and ICP Veerganj.

He also reaffirmed India’s commitment to help Nepal for developmental works according to its own priorities.

On his part, the Nepalese Prime Minister thanked the Indian government for its support. He said, India – Nepal relation is not limited to a project and it is so deep and dense that no area of co-operation is left.

The  Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum product pipeline is over 60 km-long. As of now, tankers carry petroleum products from India to Nepal as part of an arrangement which is in place since 1973.

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