Sindh, Balochistan: SSGC to spend Rs2.25b for gasification of 137 villages

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APP October 05, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) will spend around Rs2.246 billion on gasification of 137 villages in Sindh and Balochistan during the current fiscal year, official sources told APP on Wednesday.

“Under the PM’s Global Sustainable Development Goals Programme, SSGCL is working to lay around 490 kilometres gas pipelines to gasify 119 villages in Sindh and 18 villages in Balochistan by laying 77 kilometre network lines,” the officials said.

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The company will spend Rs1.6 billion in 119 villages of Sindh and Rs630 million in 18 villages of Balochistan for the purpose, they said, adding that detailed engineering surveys were carried out in some localities while in some villages approval for additional funds is awaited.

“All these projects are being executed on recommendations of parliamentarians and notables of the areas for provision of gas,” the sources said.

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Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2017.

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