PARSA, Dec 20: Only 12.2 kilometers remain for laying pipeline for fuel supply of the total 36.2 kilometers Motihari-Amlekhganj project. Laying pipeline for petroleum product supply covering 24 kilometers on Nepal side has been over under the mega project prioritized by governments of both Nepal and India, said Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum pipeline project office, Simara.
"Work on the project is expediting. Petroleum products will be supplied to Nepal through the routes of Patna in India within three months if work continues at this rate without any interruption," said the office's engineer Sharad Prasad Paudyal.
Pipe installation along Rajat Jayanti Chowk of Birgunj, Gandak Chowk Bypass area and 468 meters in Gandak area has been over while paying pipe along nine kilometers within the Parsa National Park is yet to be complete.
Likewise, laying pipeline along 33.7 kilometers from Motihari to Raxaul in North India has been completed. Pipe installation in the remaining areas will be complete soon if work continues uninterrupted, said the Indian Oil Corporation, Raxaul.
Indian government is said to have invested IRs 3.5 billion to install pipeline for the project from Motihari of India to Amlekhganj of Bara. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly laid the foundation stone for the project from Hyderabad House of New Delhi during PM Oli's visit to India eight months ago. RSS