Nepal, India officials discuss petroleum infrastructure development

Kathmandu, August 23

Officials of Nepal and India have held a meeting via video-conferencing recently to discuss cooperation for the development of petroleum supply infrastructures.

The second meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Working Group on Gas and Petroleum Cooperation discussed the challenges of a petroleum pipeline and storage development project that Nepal has launched with the Indian assistance, informs the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies.

The ministry’s joint secretary Prem Kumar Shrestha says the officials also talked about launching a feasibility study for the construction of a second cross-country petroleum pipeline and the extension of the natural gas pipeline up to Rupandehi.

The joint working group was formed in 2017. Its first meeting was held in January in New Delhi. The second meeting was scheduled to be held in Nepal but was converted into an online meeting owing to the Covid-19 fears in both countries.

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