In Dhaka, the old gas distribution system is in disrepair resulting in the release of methane. To reduce and prevent leaks, the project purchases specialized equipment to ensure the long-lasting sealing of leaks. To date, avoided losses of natural gas are enough to fuel a 119 MW power plant.
About the project
In Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, more than 21 million people rely on natural gas to provision their homes, businesses, and factories with energy. A substantial amount of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that is more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a heat-trapping gas, is released due to the local gas distribution company's outdated and deteriorated network. To reduce and prevent natural gas leaks, the project financed the purchase and import of specialized equipment, called Leak Detectors and Hi-Flow Samplers, along with advanced sealant materials to ensure long lasting sealing of any leaks that were identified by the program. To date, specially trained staff have checked more than 500,000 gas risers, identifying and repairing more than 37,000 leaks. Avoided losses of natural gas are enough to fuel a 119-MW power plant.
In addition to delivering emission reductions to take climate action (SDG 13), the project supports other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
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