The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday approved the proposal of a Chinese-Bangladeshi consortium to set up a 55 MW wind power plant on build-own-operate basis at Mongla in Bagerhat.
Law Minister Anisul Haque presided over the meeting in the absence of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.
As per the proposal, the Consortium of Envision Energy, (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd., China, SQ Trading and Engineering, Bangladesh and Envision Renewable Energy Limited, Hong Kong will set up the plant under a 20-year contract with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).
The government will pay a total of Tk 2035.12 crore for the entire contract period against its purchase of electricity from the maiden private wind power project, said Saleh Ahmed, additional secretary of the Cabinet Division, while briefing reporters on the cabinet body meeting.
Mongla 55 MW wind power project is one of the three similar projects undertaken by the BPDB in recent years. The other two project were planned for Chandpur and Inani beach in Cox’s Bazar.
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