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Development work on Pak-Iran gas pipeline to be started soon: MD SNGPL.

SIALKOT, April 25, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Managing Director (MD) Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) Abdul Rashid has said that the development work on Pak-Iran gas pipeline project would be initiated shortly and keeping view the importance of the project should be completed instantly. Talking to newsmen here on Saturday, Abdul Rashid disclosed that the government was has allocated $ 2.5 billion for the said project and it would be accomplished in four years time frame. The MD, SNGPL further said that the Pak-Iran gas pipeline would 765 KM long and it would be linked with the existing network and necessary arrangement were being given final shape for the purpose. He further said that natural gas reservoirs near Kohat were discovered and the work on laying 24 inches pipeline from Kohat to Peshawar was in full swing. The country would be able to get additional natural gas by the end of the year through the underway projects, he claimed. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines had already initiated work on 20 different sites to explore more natural gas in the country and hopefully more gas reservoirs would be traced in next two years, he stated. About the provision Sui gas in NA-111, MD SNGPL disclosed that 180 km long pipeline would be laid at a cost of Rs320 million for providing the facility in Gondal, Saidpur, Chaprar and Head Marala areas. Some 55,000 people of 67 villages would benefit, he said. In the country there are 3,190,181 consumers out of whom 50,000 are commercial, 31 lakh domestic and 54442 are industrial consumers.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 25, 2009
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