SNGPL to provide gas to 15 districts
By Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: The government is all set to provide gas to some of the districts of southern Punjab in next three years at the estimated cost of Rs 3.717 billion, a government official at Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told Daily Times.
“Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) to this effect has made a plan to give gas supply to 15 districts of southern districts of Punjab from 2005-06 to 2007-08.”
The official said that the gas utility company would provide gas in 2005-06 to the cities, which include Bahawal Nagar, Vehari, Pakpattan, Burewala and Hail Pur. In 2006-07, the gas would be provided to Mailsi, Chishtian, Arifwala, Dunyapur, Haror Pacca and Haroonabad and in 2007-08 Yazman, Kahirpur Tamewali, Michenabad and Fort Abbas. The official said that if the plan gets materialised as per schedule then 1.3 million people would be benefited.
The official said under the plan the gas utility company would lay the gas pipeline having the total length of 1845 kilometres at the estimated cost of Rs 3.717 billion, which include the 125-kilometre transmission spur of Rs 794 million, 464 km of supply mains of Rs 1.934 billion and 1256 km of distribution network would be laid down at the estimated cost of Rs 989 million.
Under the plan, during financial year 2005-06, the Sui Nothern Gas Pipeline Limited would lay transmission spur 125 of kilometre, supply mains of 1`25 km, distribution network of 250 kilometre. In 2006-07, supply mains of 179 km would be laid down and distribution network of 360 kilometres by the utility company. In 2007-08, the gas utility would lay down supply mains of 160 kilometres and distribution network of 350 kilometres. In 2008-09, the distribution network of 296 would be laid down.
To a question the official said that cost per consumers has been estimated at Rs 80.7 million.