India, Bangladesh and Burma have agreed to build jointly a pipeline which will allow natural gas to flow from fields off the coast of Burma to India via Bangladesh.
The energy ministers of the three countries issued a statement about the deal Thursday at the end of their meeting in Burma's capital of Rangoon.
The statement says an international consortium will run the pipe-line.
The statement announces the setting up of a committee to find areas of cooperation and investment to develop natural gas resources, infrastructure and marketing in the region.
India is looking for more fuel as demands soar with rapid economic growth.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.