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India Seeks to Revive Burma Pipeline Plans

26 November 2013

India’s government says it hopes to restart a long-stalled pipeline linking it to gas-producing neighbors Burma and Bangladesh, reports the Economic Times of India. According to the report, the plan will be discussed at a meeting in early December of energy ministers from member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. “The external affairs minister also had a very positive meeting with Myanmar in June about laying the pipeline project,” a government official was quoted as saying. The pipeline, which was first proposed 16 years ago but failed to get off the ground, will be part of an envisioned 15,000-km grid extending from Burma to Iran.

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