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Friendship oil pipeline to link India and Bangladesh

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 26, 2019
India will reportedly supply Bangladesh with diesel through a cross-border pipeline connecting Siliguri in the Indian state of West Bengal and Parbatipur in the Bangladeshi district of Dinajpur.
Bangladesh-India Friendship Pipeline
Energy in Asia   Bangladesh-India Friendship Pipeline
The prime ministers of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, and India, Narendra Modi, inaugurated through video link the 130-kilometer-long Bangladesh-India Friendship Pipeline.

Topics: Oil pipeline India Bangladesh

Of the estimated 129.5 kilometers of the pipeline, about 5.16 kilometers fall into Indian territory, according to the digital newspaper Financial Express.

The initiative, worth 3.46 billion rupees (about $50 million USD), is scheduled to be completed in 30 months and will have a capacity of one million metric tons per year.

The project is expected to strengthen relations between the two nations and help meet Bangladesh's energy needs at cheaper rates.

The project is in line with the government's efforts to build an improved hydrocarbon transportation network to meet the growing demand for energy in the countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.