Published On:March 26 2018
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Kochi-Mangaluru pipeline work to be ready by yr-end.

The much-awaited Kochi-Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline Project would be completed by this October-November, according to Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Addressing reporters here on Sunday, he said that Mangaluru is very much there in the new bidding round for city gas distribution (CGD). There would be a new executor for the CGD in the city in the next three months.

“Mangaluru has been declared a smart city. To help maintain that character, we have our responsibility. Domestic pipeline will be available in the city by this year-end,” the Minister said.

“The single initiative will create new techno economic eco system in Mangaluru,” the Minister said and added that the fertilizer plant, refinery, petrochemicals and other industries in the city are eagerly waiting for LNG supply.

The LNG terminal in Kochi was completed six years ago. However, the desired pipeline was not there. Works are on the fast track to lay the pipeline, and the local governments in Kerala and Karnataka are cooperating in the matter, he said.

THE HINDU


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