PM Narendra Modi inaugurates joint petroleum pipeline project with Nepal

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum product pipeline via a video link. The over 60 km-long pipeline is the first ever cross border petroleum product pipeline in South Asia.

Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said, “It is a matter of great satisfaction that the first cross-border petroleum pipeline of South Asia has been completed in record time.” He credited the success of the project to the joint efforts of India and Nepal.

At a joint briefing with Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli, the Prime Minister said, “India has supported Nepal both as a neighbour and a friend. After the devastating earthquake in 2015, when Nepal started reconstruction, India extended its hand of cooperation as a neighbour and close friend.”

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Elaborating on the rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts made by both countries, the Prime Minister said he is happy that life in Nepal is back on track. He also hailed the petroleum pipeline project saying it has generated considerable employment.

-PTC News