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Prime Minister inaugurates Mundra LNG terminal


The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 inaugurated the Mundra LNG terminal, the Anjar-Mundra pipeline project and the Palanpur-Pali-Barmer pipeline project, at Anjar.


Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister appreciated the development work that has happened in the Kutch region over the last 20 years.


He said that the inauguration of the LNG terminal is the highlight of today’s programme. I am fortunate to have inaugurated three LNG terminals, he added.


Mr Modi said that when Gujarat got its first LNG terminal, people were surprised. Now, the state is poised to make a fourth LNG terminal, he added.


Gujarat is emerging as an LNG hub of India, the Prime Minister said, adding that this should make every Gujarati proud. Asserting that a strong energy sector is needed for the growth of any country, the Prime Minister said that we cannot alleviate poverty if we are energy poor.


He stressed that the aspirations of people are rising, and they want i-ways, gas grids, water grids and optical fibre networks in addition to conventional infrastructure.


The Prime Minister spoke of the steps taken by the Union government to make the aviation sector more affordable and improve connectivity. He also spoke of the efforts made to ensure that all villages are electrified, and the work being done towards electrifying every single household in India, said a release.


Source: Exim News Service - Anjar (Gujarat), Oct. 2


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