September 10, Kathmandu : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have jointly inaugurated the Motihari—Amalekhgunj cross-border petroleum pipeline via a video conference, today.
The two Prime Ministers jointly inaugurated the first ever cross border petroleum product pipeline in South Asia from their respective offices.
While inaugurating the petroleum pipeline project, Prime Minister KP Sharma oli has said that this project has created a positive impact to the people of Nepal and India.
Prime Minister Oli said that this project will enhance disconnectedness between the two countries, and has become the best examples of trade and transit between the two countries.
Similarly, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his happiness for expanding bilateral projects with Nepal.
Indian Prime Minister Modi has stated that Nepal and India have people to people relation. He further said that Nepal and India energy cooperation project, the Motihari-Amlekhganj pipeline, is a symbol of close bilateral relations between Nepal and India.
The 70-km long petroleum pipeline will now be used to supply diesel from Motihari, India, in the first phase. Earlier, the Indian side had released 650 kiloliters of water and subsequently 3,100 kiloliters of diesel to test the functionality of the pipeline in July.