Bangladesh to Set Up Petrochemical Zone near Burmese Border

Narinjara News

Bangladesh has plans to establish a petrochemical zone near the Bangladesh-Burma border to ensure optimum use of natural gas, said a report from authorities.

"It will be set up in the border town Teknaf, which is located on the banks of the Naff River, opposite Burma's western town of Maungdaw," the report stated.

An official from the energy ministry said that it will be undertaken by a committee headed by the chairman of Bangladesh Petrobangla, Mr. Mosharrol Hossein Bhuiyan, and that they are working on it as part of their long-term plans relating to deep-sea gas.

He further said that the Bangladesh government is planning to set up a small complex in another location in Bangladesh that would separate out the raw gas from the extracted materials. Bangladesh has a few condensate plans and has taken up plans to establish the LNG plant.

It has been learned that Bangladesh sent a team in the early 1980's to the then Soviet Union, Germany, Yugoslavia, and a few other East European countries to study ways of establishing this type of gas complex.#