Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, rail projects

Hasina and Modi joined the event in the evening via video-conferencing from Dhaka and New Delhi respectively.

IANS
Daka/New Delhi, Publish Date: Sep 18 2018 11:35PM | Updated Date: Sep 18 2018 11:35PM
Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, rail projectsFile Photo

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly inaugurated the construction works of a cross-border oil pipeline and two rail projects, with the former describing the two countries as members of the same family.

Hasina and Modi joined the event in the evening via video-conferencing from Dhaka and New Delhi respectively.

The 130-km India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline connecting Siliguri in India with Parbatipur in Bangladesh will transport petroleum products from Numaligarh Refinery in Assam. Of the total length, 125 km will be constructed in Bangladesh and 5 km in India.

At the same event, the ground-breaking ceremony of two rail projects to improve Dhaka's connectivity with Tongi and Joydebpur, two towns on the outskirts of the capital city, was also held.

Officials said 48.80 km of the two new dual gauge rail lines would be constructed on the Dhaka-Tongi route while a 12.28 km new dual gauge railway double line on the Tongi-Joydevpur route. 

 

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