Modidustan Times: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the inauguration of the friendship pipeline has started a new chapter in India-Bangladesh relations.
“In the last few years, under the able leadership of PM Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has made remarkable progress. Every Indian is proud of that and we are delighted that we’ve been able to contribute to this development journey of Bangladesh,” said the Indian premier after the inauguration of the first cross-border energy pipeline on Saturday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart opened the 131.57-kilometre pipeline through a video conference as part of cooperation in the energy sector between the two neighbouring countries.
Highlighting that the inaguration was taking place a day after the birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, founding leader of Bangladesh and father of Sheikh Hasina, PM Modi said the joint project is a perfect example of his ‘Sonar Bangla’ vision, reports Hindustan Times.
With a capacity to transport one million metric tonne per annum (MMTPA) of high-speed diesel, the pipeline will supply high speed diesel initially to seven districts in northern Bangladesh.