Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) have decided to adopt the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technology to lay pipes beneath a few encroachments and other natural obstructions along the planned Motihari-Amlekhgunj Petroleum Pipeline Project, said a report in the Himalayan Times here.
Though a majority of public and private encroachments along the planned route of the cross-border fuel pipeline project have been cleared and the pipe laying process has already begun, a few encroachments like temples and permanent buildings and natural obstructions like rivers have been affecting the pipe-laying process.
Hence, both NOC and IOC have decided to adopt HDD technology in laying pipes along such sections, which measures almost two kilometres. Read More
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