OGDCL holds meeting with Uch-II project contractors

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KARACHI: The Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL) held a meeting on Wednesday with the contractors of Uch-II development project, said a statement.

Senior OGDCL officials held detailed discussions on the project with the contractor and consultant firms, said a spokesman of Zealcon, a leading construction firm of the project.

Representatives of the TDE-CONPRO-ZEALCON PC Contractor, ENAR Petrotech Services, the project consultant, were also present on the occasion.

TDE Ė CONPRO Ė ZEALCON is a consortium of Canadian and Pakistani companies, which will take up the challenge of working in Balochistan on one of the countryís most strategic projects.

A detailed presentation on the salient features of the Uch-II development project was made on the occasion.

The Uch gas field is located near Dera Murad Jamali, District Nasirabad in Balochistan.

During the meeting, it was discussed that the Uch-II development project carries a strategic importance and will be completed in nine months to supply gas to the Uch power II to generate 400 MW of electricity.

The Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd officials said that Pakistan is facing acute energy shortages at present, thus the government should focus on early completion of the project in order to supply gas for power generation.

According to the Zealcon spokesman, the projectís signing ceremony will take place soon in Islamabad.

He said that considering the projectís significance, construction firms have already mobilised manpower and equipment to the site in order to initiate the projectís preliminary work.

The Uch-II development project is located in an underdeveloped area of Balochistan and will play a vital role for the socioeconomic uplift of the area, triggering economic activity and creating job opportunities for the locals.

Furthermore, the will also improve the basic infrastructure in the province, thereby leading to poverty alleviation. Lastly, the project also brings to the fore the governmentís seriousness in developing Balochistan and tackling the energy crisis.




Courtesy: †The News


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