The government is going to implement seven major gas transmission pipelines in the country’s north and southwestern region to expand the transmission network by another 748 kilometers at a cost of Tk 114.50 billion (11450 crore), official sources said.
Of the projects, about 65-Km Bhola-Barisal 24-inch transmission pipeline will be developed at a cost of Tk 7.92 billion (792 crore).
The government plans to supply at least 500mmcfd of gas to Barishal once the project is completed. At present, Barishal remains out of gas transmission network.
The government also plans to implement another 105-Km transmission network from Barisal to Khulna at a cost of Tk 16.22 billion (1622.33 crore).
Another project for implementing Bagura-Rangpur-Syedpur Pipeline was also undertaken at a cost of Tk 1603.90 crore. The GTCL will implement the project under self funding.
The government is expected to establish more agro-processing industries in the belt through implementation of the project.