ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is likely to complete a detailed route survey for laying the gas pipeline from Iranian border close to the Makran Costal Highway to its off-take point at Nawabshah in the current month, covering a distance of over 781 kilometres, official sources said on Saturday.
“Work on a detailed route survey, Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) and land acquisition had already been started.
The route reconnaissance survey - a part of DRS - has been completed at the end of July 2011. While, DRS activity is expected to be completed in March 2012,” the sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told APP.
Pinning high hopes with the gas pipeline project, the sources termed it ‘hallmark’ of the government, which would help bridge the projected gas shortfall in the country.
The two countries had signed the Intergovernmental Framework Declaration (IGFD) in May 2009 for early implementation on the project conceived in early nineties.