Petroleum products to be exported to Southeast Asian countries using the Brahmaputra river
“Under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister, the visionary Act East policy is empowering Northeast India towards unlocking the full potential of hydrocarbon vision 2030,” he added. According to Sonowal, northeast India has the potential to become the engine of the country's growth and the rich interwebs of water bodies and the rich potential of hydrocarbons must be explored in the best possible manner. The MoU is aimed at powering the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan to boost India’s Act East Policy. The NRL will export around 10,000 MT of petroleum & petrochemical products per month from the IWAI Jogighopa Multi-Modal terminal.
The NRL will set up a terminal at Assam’s Jogighopa Logistics Park with rail connectivity. This MoU is aimed at fulfilling the ‘Hydrocarbon Vision 2030' for the Northeast by enabling inland waterways transportation via the Brahmaputra. According to an official statement, this will tremendously boost commerce in the Northeastern region. The MoU was signed by A Selva Kumar, Director, IWAI and Subrata Das, Chief General Manager (Marketing), NRL. Under this MoU, the IWAI will provide its terminal for cargo movement, technical support, land to lay down a petroleum pipeline, bunkering facilities to be operated at various places en-route IBPR, provide assistance through its vessels, technical assistance in making available vessels as and when required. The NRL will provide 40 acres of land with a provision of getting connected to the nearest railway station at Jogighopa, erect the loading and unloading facility, as well as realization of a vision to transport 10,000 MT of petroleum & petrochemicals products per month.