India-bangladesh: PM Modi-Hasina will inaugurate the first energy pipeline today, know how many crores have been spent – India-bangladesh Friendship Pipeline To Be Inaugurated Today


Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi.

Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the first India-Bangladesh energy pipeline through video conferencing on Saturday.

This is the first cross-border pipeline between the two countries. It has been built at a cost of about Rs 377 crore.

Out of the total cost, Rs 285 crore has been spent on laying the pipeline in Bangladesh. India has spent this amount under grant aid.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the India-Bangladesh Mitra Pipeline through video conferencing on March 18 at 5 pm,” the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday.

One million tonnes of high-speed diesel can be sent through the pipeline in a year. Through this, initially high-speed diesel will be sent to seven districts of northern Bangladesh.

A statement issued by the government said, “The operationalization of the India-Bangladesh Maitri Pipeline will establish a sustainable, reliable, cost-effective and environment-friendly method of moving HSD (High Speed ​​Diesel) from India to Bangladesh and both Cooperation in energy security between the countries will further increase.