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Dhaka Methane Leak Repairs, Bangladesh

Key Facts:

  • Sustainable infrastructure | Energy efficiency project
  • Reduces 3+ million tCO2e per year of methane
  • Supports 5 of the 17 UN SDGs
  • Verified under VCS
  • Challenge


Over 21 million people live in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, and rely on natural gas networks in disrepair. Gas leaks from the aging infrastructure network mean unreliable service and harmful methane emissions. Reducing methane leakage is an international priority.


This successful CDM project has transferred to the VCS to continue issuing credits to finance the training an adoption of new technology, called Leak Detectors and Hi-Flow Samplers, to find and repair gas leaks. Advanced sealant materials are used to ensure long lasting repairs.


To date, the project has trained 70 locals, plus 30 support staff, who have checked over 500,000 gas risers and fixed
over 37,000 leaks. Reducing methane emissions is particularly important as methane is 20 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

Delivering towards the Global Goals

Good Health & Wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages

Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation

Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact


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