The Burmese authorities sent a proposal to both
working committee of the proposed tri-nation gas
report of the Bangladeshi Energy Ministry.
meeting will be held in
If held, the meeting will be the first for the
tri-nation gas pipeline project's working committee,
after all three nation's energy ministers agreed on
the gas pipeline project at a
The project proposes to transport gas from Arakan
According to sources, the six member working
committee, two representatives from each nation, will
attend the meeting which aims to settle policy issues
of the project.
to be the Director General of the Energy Ministry and
the Managing Director of
Corporation, said a Burmese official source.
The committee is to hold discussions in all the three
countries in order to determine the pipelines route
and work out ownership and other technical issues.
The committee plans to prepare and submit a Memorandum
of Understanding (MOU), to facilitate the signing of
the tri-partisan agreement, by April.
On January 12th and 13th, Burmese Energy Minister,
Brigadier General Lun Thi, Indian Petroleum and
Natural Gas Minister, Mani Shanker Aiyar, and
Mosharraf Hossain, attended the first tri-nation gas
pipeline project meeting in
In the meeting they agreed to cooperate in gas
exploration and an on-land pipeline project to pump
offshore natural gas from
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