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Gas crisis halts production at Shahjalal Fertilizer Factory

Gas crisis halts production at Shahjalal Fertilizer FactorySylhet Office : Production at Shahjalal Fertilizer Factory in Fenchuganj here remained suspended for 40 days following an acute gas crisis.

The newly-built factory is incurring a loss of Tk 50 lakh a day due to the suspension of production.

Officials concerned here said they have no idea when the production will actually resume in the factory.

They said the production in the factory came to a halt on April 23 due to inadequate supply of gas. The factory produces some 1,450 metric tonnes of fertilizer a day against its daily production capacity of 1,760 metric tonnes.

Moinul Islam, executive engineer of the factory, said Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) asked them to stop the production following the nagging gas crisis.

“We aren’t getting adequate gas supply from Jalalabad Gas. As a result, the production was suspended on April 23. There is a possibility to resume the production after Eid when the demand of gas may decline,” he said.