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Land acquired in Sitakunda for Ctg-Feni-Bakhrabad gas pipeline

Published : Tuesday, 20 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 874
Nurul Amin

CHATTOGRAM, Aug 19: The Gas Transmission Company Limited, (GTCL) has acquired acres of land with a length of 12 kilometres in Sitakunda area for construction of the 181km long Chattogram-Feni-Bakhrabad gas transmission parallel pipeline.
The authority has paid an amount of Tk 421 crore for compensation of more than 700 residences of the local people.
After making payment of the compensation, the owners of those residences had left their abode for construction of the Pipelines.
Following the delay of acquisition of those lands at Sitakunda, the construction works of the 181 km long Chattogram -Feni-Bakhrabad gas transmission parallel pipeline has been delayed. It was scheduled to be completed by June last.
One senior official of the GTCL confirmed the Daily Observer that the construction works of the project would be completed by December this year. The official said that more than 90 per cent works have already been completed.
Besides, the construction works of the parallel gas transmission line from Moheshkhali to Anowara is expected to start transmission from December next as the 85 percent construction works of the project have already been completed.
Meanwhile, the Petrobangla has taken the 181 km long Chattogram -Feni-Bakhrabad gas transmission parallel pipeline with the capacity to transport up to 800 million cft of LNG per day.
With the completion of the project, 800 million cft of LNG will be supplied to the National Grid. Besides, 250 million cft of LNG are being supplied though the existing pipeline of Bakhrabad to the national grid from Chattogram.
Earlier the cost of the project has been estimated at taka 1962 crore.
But presently, the cost has been revised at taka 2,479.41 crore.
The revised cost of the Chattogram -Feni-Bakhrabad gas transmission parallel pipeline construction project has been approved in the ECNEC meeting held on April 30 last with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

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