Fuel oil import thru pipeline from India likely from 2023: PM



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today hoped that the import of fuel oil from India through pipeline will be started from next year.

“Bangladesh wanted to import oil from India through pipeline and hopefully it will start from the next year,” she said.

The prime minister said this while speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly Biswajit Daimary called on her at the Gono Bhaban. He was leading a four-member delegation.

PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the visit.

The 130km India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline (IBFPL) project aims to export oil products from the Siliguri Marketing Terminal in West Bengal to Bangladesh.

Sheikh Hasina also said the markets situated at different parts of the border between Bangladesh and India will resume their function as those were stopped during the coronavirus pandemic period.

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