The government has implemented a Tk 330 million (33 crore) programme to distribute gas in greater Mymensingh region during the last three and a half years, reports BSS.
A total of 178.5-Km gas line was set up in the area during this period, said this Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited.
The sources said the programme started on November 11 in 1992 under Greater Mymensingh region Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Development Project.
Of the total, a 50-Km gas line was installed at a cost of Tk 40 million (4 crore) in Mymensingh Sadar upazila, and another 50-Km line at Tk 80 million (8 crore) in Jamalpur, Sherpur, Netrokona, Kishoreganj, Bhaluka, Gafargaon, and Trishal upazila.
Besides, a 22-Km gas line was installed at a cost of Tk 40 million (4 crore) in Sharisabari upazila in Jamalpur district, 33-Km line at Tk 50 million (5 crore) in Muktagacha upazila, a 14-Km line at Tk 70 million (7 crore) in Shambhuganj industrial area in Mymensingh district, and a 9.5-Km line at a cost of Tk 50 million (5 crore) in Kaliachapra industrial area of Kishoreganj district.
The programme has also been extended in some rural areas of Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Netrakona, Kishoreganj, Gafargaon, Bhaluka, Trishal, Muktagacha and Sharisabari district.