Bangladesh and India Inaugurate Friendship Pipeline, Railway Projects

18 September 2018

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a video conference, jointly inaugurated the (i) construction of the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project, and (ii) the third and fourth dual-gauge rail lines in the Dhaka-Tongi section and dual-gauge rail line in the Tongi-Joydebpur section of Bangladesh Railway. E-plaques were unveiled on this occasion on 18 September 2018.

The 130-kilometer India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project will support pumping of oil from India to Bangladesh, connecting Siliguri in West Bengal, India, and Parbatipur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. The Rs 346 crore (around $47.6 million) project has an annual capacity of 1 million tonnes. Prime Minister Modi remarked that the pipeline will help fulfill Bangladesh’s energy needs at less costly rates. This pipeline is expected to be completed in 30 months.

The Dhaka-Tongi-Joydebpur Railway project will boost connectivity between the two countries, and generate higher revenues for the railway sector. It supports the strengthening of Bangaldesh’s national and urban transport.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi hailed cooperation between India and Bangladesh as an example for the world, calling them "neighbors, geographically" and "family, emotionally."

 

Related Links:

The Government of India has tasked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to undertake a study on coastal shipping....

Read More


An elevated toll highway to be built between the New Kelani Bridge and Galle Face in central Colombo...

Read More


Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India, and Mr. Tofail Ahmed,...

Read More


Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a video conference, jointly inaugurated the...

Read More


A team of technical experts from Nepal, headed by Mr. Madhav Belbase, Secretary, Nepal Water and Energy Consumption,...

Read More


The Bangladesh Cabinet approved the proposal to allow India access to its Chittagong and Mongla ports to transport...

Read More


The bus service connecting Bihar, India, to Nepal, was flagged off on 11 September 2018 by Mr. Nitish...

Read More