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India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project construction launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly launched the construction of India-Bangladesh Friendship Product Pipeline Project through video conferencing.
India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project construction launched
  • It is first such pipeline through which refined diesel will be supplied to Bangladesh from India.

About the India-Bangladesh Friendship Product Pipeline Project:

  • The project involves construction of a 130-kilometre long pipeline that will connect Siliguri in West Bengal and Parbatipur in Dinajpur district of Bangladesh. 
  • Of the total stretch, six-kilometre will be in Indian side and remaining 124 kilometres will in Bangladesh.
  • Indian leg of the pipeline project will be implemented by Assam-based Numaligarh Refinery Limited and Bangladeshi leg will be implemented by Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation.
  • The pipeline has capacity of 1 million metric tons per annum.
  • It will supply refined diesel to Parbatipur depot from Numaligarh of Assam in India.
  • Initially, it will supply Bangladesh 2.5 lakh tonnes of diesel every year and gradually it will be increased to 4 lakh tonnes.
  • The project will replace existing practice of sending diesel by rail covering distance of 510 kilometers.
  • The estimated cost of this pipeline project is Rs. 346 crore and it will be completed in 30 months' timeframe.

Question:

Q. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly launched the construction of which project through video conferencing?
a. India-Bangladesh Friendship Product Shipping Project
b. India-Bangladesh Friendship Product Transport Project
c. India-Bangladesh Friendship Product Pipeline Projectd. None of the above
India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project construction launched India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project construction launched Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on September 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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