Modi flags off India-Bangladesh pipeline construction

10 September 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off the construction of the pipeline to carry diesel from Siliguri in West Bengal to Parbatipur in Dinajpur district of North Bangladesh.

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It may be mentioned that India and Bangladesh had signed six Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), including one for the construction of a 129.5 km oil pipeline between Siliguri and Parbatipur.

The MoU on oil pipeline was signed with an aim to pump diesel from India to Bangladesh with a capacity of 1 million tonnes per year.

The MoU focuses on deepening bilateral cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector and the mutual benefits for both sides that would accrue from the proposed construction of approximate 129.5 km long oil pipeline from the Siliguri Marketing Terminal of the Numaligarah Refinery Ltd (NRL) in India to the Parbaripur depot of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC).

The total cost of the oil pipeline is pegged at 360 crore.

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