Sylhet gas transmission network to be upgraded
DHAKA, Nov 14 (BSS)-Gas transmission network in Sylhet division would be upgraded for ensuring uninterrupted gas supply to consumer as well as for connecting more areas with gas coverage.
The main objectives of the project are to bring four new upazilas – Rajnagar, Osmaninagar, Balaganj and Bishwanath- under gas coverage, to ensure uninterrupted gas supply with more pressure through strengthening the existing network, to supply gas to 5,000 residential consumers, 200 commercial consumers, 35 industries, 40 captive power plants and 42 tea gardens.
Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Limited will implement the project involving Taka 90 crore, said an official of planning ministry.
The project areas includes Moulavibazar sadar, Srimangal, Rajnagar, Kulauda, Osmaninagar, Balaganj, Bishwanath, Madhabpur, Chhatak and Doarabazar upazilas of Moulavibazar, Sylhet, Habiganj and Sunamganj districts.
The main activities of the project are installation of 114km pipeline, right of way requisition for 82km, construction of five Cathodic protection stations and four new district regulatory stations (DRS), rehabilitation of existing five DRS and land acquisition for installation of pipeline and DRS.
The official said after implementation, the project business would be expanded in the project areas along with generation of new employment opportunities.
Sources said there is a huge demand of natural gas in Sylhet, Moulavibazar, Habiganj and Sunamganj districts for power generation, industry, CNG, and for the use of both commercial and residential purposes.
But, the Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Limited (JGTDSL), the authorized gas distributing organization of the region, could not meet the cumulative demand for gas due to its limitations. Besides, low pressure frequently interrupted the smooth supply of gas.