Titas to set up 50 point of sales centres for prepaid gas metre

Dhaka,  Sat,  19 August 2017
Published : 10 Jul 2017, 12:23:03
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Titas to set up 50 point of sales centres for prepaid gas metre

Titas to set up 50 point of sales centres for prepaid gas metre
Titas Gas Company will set up 50 point of sales (POS) centres in Dhaka city to facilitate its consumers to recharge their prepaid cards while a data centre will be set up in Titas Bhaban in Kawran Bazar area.

They said consumers can recharge their prepaid cards like prepaid electricity cards from the POS as per their requirement.

Some 260,000 residential consumers in Dhaka and Chittagong cities are going to get prepaid gas metres from next year under a Japan-funded project.

According to sources at the Titas a Japanese contractor is now making pre-shipment inspections of the imported prepaid metres which will reach the country this month.

The government took the prepaid metre project a few years back as part of the move to check the pilferage in gas supply.

Earlier, under a pilot project, Titas installed 8,600 prepaid meters in Dhanmondi, Mohammadpur and Lalmatia areas which were proved successful.

Now 200,000 prepaid metres will be installed by Titas in Banani, Baridhara, Bashundhara, Badda, Khilkhet, Uttara, and Mirpur areas in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) spending Tk 7.22 billion, while Karnaphuli Gas will set up prepaid meters for 60,000 consumers in Chittagong city areas at Tk 2.48 billion.

The total cost of implementing the two projects is Tk 9.70 billiobn.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will finance Tk 6.07 billion of the total amount, while the rest of it will come from the government.
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