Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi formally inaugurated 131.57-kilometre cross-border 'Indo-Bangla Friendship Pipeline' as part of cooperation in energy sector.
Sheikh Hasina was connected from her official residence Gono Bhaban while Modi was connected from his office in New Delhi today.
Through the pipeline, Bangladesh will import petroleum products, especially diesel from India.
Of the pipeline, 126.57 kilometres are in Bangladesh while the remaining 5 kilometres have been installed in India.
According to official sources, Bangladesh will operate the pipeline in its part while India will operate the pipeline in its portion.
This is the first cross-border energy pipeline between India and Bangladesh, built at an estimated cost of Rs 377 crore, of which the Bangladesh portion of the pipeline built at a cost of approximately Rs 285 crore, has been borne by the government of India under grant assistance, sources added.
BDST: 1822 HRS, MAR 18, 2023