India to continue supply high speed diesel to Bangladesh: Pradhan

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Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) India plans to continue supply of high speed diesel to Bangladesh, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday.

“India is planning to continue supply of HSD in a sustainable manner,” said Pradhan, who is on a three-day visit here, referring to supply of 2200 MT high speed diesel from Siliguri marketing terminal of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) to Parbatipur depot of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC).

Pradhan met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and shared the details of Indian hydrocarbon infrastructure project proposals in Bangladesh, including setting up of LPG import terminal at Chittagong by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).

He sought favourable consideration for creating win-win situation for both sides as well as discussing the “Indo-Bangla Friendship Pipeline”.

IOC and BPC will sign an MoU on broad aspects of cooperation in downstream oil and gas sector opportunities in Bangladesh.

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Pradhan is slated to meet Bangladeshi Power Minister Nasrul Hamid and Hasina’s adviser on energy, power and mineral resources Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury.

On April 19, he will visit Chittagong to witness award of contract by Eastern Refineries Ltd to Engineers India Limited (EIL) as project management and consultant for its three MMTPA refinery expansion project.

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