Nepal, Bhutan, B’desh talk gas pipeline

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 6:

Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh are considering a gas pipeline project that will traverse through

India. The three countries have reached an initial understanding to conduct a feasibility study to carry gas from Bangladesh to the two kingdoms via pipelines running through India. An initial agreement was reached between the foreign secretaries of the three countries last week. Dhaka last week hosted a meeting to review the progress in establishing a free trade area comprising Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. Bangladesh is keen to export gas to landlocked Nepal and has asked India to allow the gas pipeline through its territory.