QUETTA –– Drilling of gas wells in Zain Koh gas field in Dera Bugti has started. This follows safely shifting of machinery owned by Oil and Gas Development Corporation Limited to Zain Koh form Uch in two weeks by Frontier corps.
Preliminary preparations began at the project site three months ago. In the final phase of preparation 300 Km journey from Uch to Zain Koh was covered by FC under strict security shifting entire machinery and workers in 7 convoys. Zain Koh block of Dera Bugti area is rich in sufficient gas reserves and OGDCL had obtained exploration licence 20 years ago. However in view of law and order situation and hurdles work could not be undertaken yet.
In view of importance of the matter FC Balochistan assured OGDCL last November of full security arrangements and cooperation of the local people and stressed the need for start of work on the project at the earliest. OGDCL expressed willingness to start work. Shifting of rig and machinery to Zain Koh and start of work is proof that when intentions of state functionaries and people are strong, every work becomes easy and destination comes nearer.
Frontier Corps Balochistan has promised people of the province in general and of Dera Bugti in particular to change situation of the area and a peaceful atmosphere would be ensured in which patriotic youth and workers of the province would improve their future and play their role for the progress and prosperity of the area.