Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The pre-paid gas meter will be launched in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday aiming to discourage the wastage of energy, officials said.

The state minister for energy, power and mineral resources, Muhammad Enamul Huq, will launch meter, designed by the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), at the BUET in the afternoon.

Titas will start providing 5,000 pre-paid meters, under a BDT 450 million pilot project, to its domestic consumers at Dhanmondi and Lalmatia to discourage wastage of energy, they added.

Titas expects to gradually provide the pre-paid meters to all its 1.0 million domestic consumers in the city if the pilot project is successful, Titas’s deputy general manager and project director M Atiquzzaman told the New Age, a local newspaper.  

BBN/SSR/AD-18Jan11-10:06 am (BST)