Nepal seeks India’s assistance to construct two more petroleum pipelines
A 69-km-long petroleum pipeline between Motihari in Bihar and Amlekhgunj in Nepal's Bara district constructed with India's assistance is already in operation.
Kathmandu: Nepal has sought India’s technical support and grant assistance to construct two more petroleum pipeline projects under a government-to-government agreement.
A 69-km-long petroleum pipeline between Motihari in Bihar and Amlekhgunj in Nepal’s Bara district constructed with India’s assistance is already in operation.
It was inaugurated on September 10, 2019 and is being used for supplying diesel from Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to Nepal Oil Corporation.
After the construction of the Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline, the Nepal government has prepared to enter into a G2G (Government-to-Government) agreement with India to construct two more petroleum pipeline projects and has forwarded proposals to the Indian government in this connection, officials here said.
Nepal has recently forwarded two separate proposals, one for the construction of 52 km pipeline from Siliguri in West Bengal to Jhapa in Nepal and another 69 km pipeline connecting Amlekhgunj to Lothar in Chitawan district, both within Nepal, as an extension of Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline, Urmila K C, Under Secretary at Nepal’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Supplies, told PTI.