ISLAMABAD: The government has planned to set-up over 60 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)-air mix plants in selected areas to facilitate consumers where natural gas supply does not exist. Two state companies, Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL), would establish the plants in their respective far flung areas at an estimated cost of Rs1,353.29 million. “The companies will set up the LPG-air mix plants and supply lines using their own funds,” official sources told APP. The companies would set up 30 air mix plants each on their respective transmission network in the areas of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Chitral, Gilgit-Baltistan and backward areas of Balochistan. The setting up of the LPG-air mix plants would save these areas from the rapid deforestation, they added. Recently, they said, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has also approved setting up of LPG-air mix plants at Murree (Kurbagla, Dewal, Company Bagh and Tret), Awaran and Bella.
Answering a question, the sources informed that private sector had also been allowed to establish their own LPG-air mix plants for housing colonies subject to fulfilment of all codal formalities required for the purpose.