· But no agreement has been reached on either of these points. The export pipeline, costing a total of for 1,980km, of which 1,293km are in Niger and 687km in Benin, is due for completion in the first half of 2023. Production in Niger started in 2011, with a throughput of 20,000 bpd only for the Zinder refinery.
· Wang Zhong Cai confirmed that Pipeline construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2021. Following the signature of the Transportation Convention, His Excellency President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger is expected to officially launch the surface infrastructure works for the NigerBenin Export Pipeline at a ceremony in Koulele, Agadem on 17 .