Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum product pipeline inaugurated
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reiterated India’s commitment to support the development of Nepal according to priorities of the neighbouring country. He expressed hope that the two countries will move fast to further broaden their partnership and deepen it in the diverse fields.
Mr. Modi said this while while inaugurating the first ever cross-border petroleum products pipeline in South Asia, the Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum product pipeline with his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli through video conferencing.
The Prime Minister 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. Mr. 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.
Mr. Modi said, India and Nepal have come to an unprecedented close at the highest political level and have been in regular contacts over the past few years. The Prime Minister also talked about India’s support to Nepal for reconstruction works after the devastating earthquake in 2015 and expressed happiness that due to bilateral cooperation, people in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts have got their shelters back.
Speaking on the occasion, the Nepalese Prime Minister said 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.