ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) is making solid measures for development and prosperity of the areas around its oil and gas facilities in district Kohat, especially Naspha.
In joint efforts with the MOL, the OGDCL is constructing a four-KM road from Indus Highway to Nashpa with a total cost of 37 million as per agreement with the locals, says an official source.
The project cost is being borne by OGDCL and the MOL with 77 percent and 23 percent respectively, reflecting seriousness of the two companies for providing facilities to local people around their oil and gas fields in Kohat district.
The road-facility would help the two companies a great deal to transport its petroleum products besides it is a good addition to the existing roads network in the area for the local people to travel with comfort and ease.
The Exploration and Production company-OGDCL has also signed an agreement with the locals to initiate water schemes for surrounding villages of the Naspha filed and the case in this regard has been approved and conveyed to the DCO Karak for executing the project.
The official said follow up letters had been issued and the OGDCL and MOL complete the project at cost of 160.214 million with share of 77 percent and 23 percent, respectively.
The OGDCL will construct a social welfare dispensary near Nashpa Plant and process was under way to acquire land for the facility which costs Rs 5 million.
Similarly, the OGDCL also planned to construct two rooms with veranda of the Government Primary School Alwargi Banda on the proposal of FM (Nashpa) with Rs 1.125 million.
The OGDCL constructed rooms and toilets at cost of over Rs 1 million in Madrassa Dare-Argam near Naspha on demand of local MNA in 2009-10, besides construction of class rooms and provision of four computers to Govt High Secondary School Chanda Khurram at cost of Rs 0.580 million in 2012-13.
The company also spent Rs 3.556 million on water supply schemes including construction of four water storage tanks at Village Faqiri Banda and installation of 25 water pressure pumps at Naspha.
On health-care facilities, the company spent Rs 2.533 million on holding free eye camps and provision of surgical equipments for social welfare dispensary, while Rs 1.011 million was spent on miscellanies work in areas of Nashpa.
The OGDCL is also bearing recurring expenditures on various projects in the areas of the district Kohat.
Since May 2010, the OGDCL spent Rs 6 million on provision of health-care facilities including free medicines, salary of doctor and dispensary and hiring of caravan charges in Nashpa.
In education sector, the company was spending as recurring expenditure on pick and drop facility to local students and running of Technical Training centre Karak since 2006.
So far, the company has spent so far around Rs 42.126 million on these two facilities with Rs 0.600 million and Rs 4.609 million per annum, respectively.
The recurring expenditure of Rs 32.860 million also included provision of drinking water through water bowsers under the supervision of district government since January 2004.
The OGDCL completed water supply schemes in Gurgalot area including installation of 50 hand pumps for Nak Banda area and 70 hand pumps for Union Council Khushal Garh, costing Rs 2.50 million and 3.50 million, respectively, in 2009-10.
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