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Motihari-Amelkhgunj Oil pipeline further strengthen India, Nepal relations, says Nepal’s Industry Minister

Speaking at a progarmme in Amlekhgunj on Tuesday he said pipeline will make significant contribution in prosperity of the country and its people.

Yadav and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri visited petroleum pipe line at Amlekhgunj on Tuesday. 

The landmark petroleum products pipeline has been completed and ready for commercial operation. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) had successfully completed testing transfer of the pipeline last week.

This is the first transnational petroleum pipeline form India and first South Asian oil pipeline corridor. It is also the first oil pipeline in Nepal.

The prestigious project is expected to be inaugurated soon by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli. 

The 69 kms long pipeline has been constructed by India in 15 months, half of its 30 months deadline. 

It will ensure smooth, cost effective and environment friendly supply of petroleum products to Nepal. 

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