Bangladesh gets diesel from India
19 March 2016, Nirapad News: Bangladesh has imported 2,200 MT diesel from India to meet the demand in the northern region of the country.
“We received 2,200 MT diesel through Bangladesh Railway at Parbatipur in Dinajpur from India’s Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) as a “goodwill gesture” to meet the demand of country’s northern region,” Dr Towfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister, said.
Addressing the ceremony of receiving diesel from India at Parbatipur, Dinajpur, Saturday, he said the Indian government sent diesel to Bangladesh in 42 wagons of Indian Railway, which reached Parbatipur oil depot in Dinajpur.
As special guest, State minister for Power, Energy and Mineral resources Nasrul Hamid said Bangladesh and India agreed to construct pipeline for supplying fuel.
“The construction of pipeline from Siliguri of West Bengal in India to Parbatipur oil depot of Dinajpur in Bangladesh would start soon and it would be completed by next 3 years” he said.
The function was chaired by Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) chairman M Mahmood Reza. The High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla attended as the guest of honour.
Among others, officials from the ministry, Indian High Commission, BPC and local Awami League leaders were present at the function.
The diesel loaded wagons of Indian Railway reached Parbatipur oil depot in Dinajpur via Malda in West Bengal, covering a distance of 150 kilometres, according to a news agenct.