PM Oli, Modi to inaugurate cross-border pipeline today

Kathmandu, 10 September : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-talked-about Amlekhgunj-Raxaul-Motihari petroleum pipeline on Tuesday.

The two Prime Ministers will inaugurate the cross-border Nepal-India petroleum pipeline by pressing remote switch button from their respective offices.

After the inauguration, chief of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) J P Sinha will hand over a sample of petroleum product to managing director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Surendra K Poudel amidst a function to be organised in Amalekhgunj, said Birendra Goit, spokesperson of Nepal.

The petroleum line will come into regular operation also from Tuesday.

He said the executive heads of both the countries are scheduled to press the switch that opens the valve of the petroleum pipeline exactly at 12.15 pm tomorrow amid the presence of high-level government dignitaries of both the countries in a video conference.

The test of the 69.2 km cross border petroleum pipeline succeeded after 1,000 KL of diesel arrived at Amlekhgunj depot of NOC via the pipeline last month.

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