PESHAWAR :Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has expressed pleasure and gratitude over the hard work, dedication and interest evinced by the management and staff of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) in the implementation and execution of gas related development schemes in the KP in general and particularly its backward villages in Hangu, Swabi, Karak and Nowshera.
To acknowledge it, the Chief Minister Tuesday night hosted a meeting-cum-dinner to which the top management of SNGPL including Secretary Petroleum, Director General (DG) Gas, Managing Director (MD) SNGPL, General Manager (GM) SNGPL Peshawar were invited.
Besides others Speaker KP Assembly Asad Qaisar, MNA Dr. Imran Khattak and KP Minister for Excise and Taxation Mian Jamshed-Ud-Din also attended.
The Chief Minister on this occasion said that it was for the first time that SNGPL had taken up the provision of gas supply to such far flung and previously ignored villages in hand and executed it so swiftly.
It was revealed at the meeting that SNGPL has almost completed the supply of natural gas to various small villages and hamlets in Mardan Khel, Hangu at a cost of around Rs.510 million.
This included lying of 12”x22 mms, 27 kms main pipeline of which 12 kms has been complete and material for the rest are being transported, thus in progress. The Chief Minister will soon inaugurate it.
In District Swabi the laying of main pipeline to various villages has been completed and connections to individual households are under way. Same is the case with various villages in District Nowshera where a large number of far flung villages have been laid out the main pipeline or its lying is underway and would soon be completed.
The SNGPL management on this occasion also revealed that provision of gas meters will be expedited so that in each of these areas individual households are provided such meters on urgent basis. The Provincial Government had already provided funds for all these schemes.
With regard to various villages in District Karak too, funds had already been arranged and proper gas supply would soon be started to a number of small villages.
The Chief Minister on this occasion also distributed shields and commendation certificates among those having contributed to such a swift and successful execution of these projects.