Kathmandu, June 5: Around 99 percent work of installing petroleum pipeline along the Motihari of India to Amlekhgunj has been completed.
Petroleum products from India will be imported to Nepal via around 78-kilometres pipeline under this Project which remains as the first cross-border project in entire South Asia.
The Project was estimated to come into operation from mid-April earlier this year but now it is expected to come into operation from mid-July.
Of the total import of petroleum products, some 70 percent is made through Amlekhgunj point. NOC plans to expand the pipeline up to Lothar in Chitwan.