Purchase Committee approves 2 proposals for public works on Dhaka- Chattogram highway

DHAKA, Jan 27, 2021 (BSS) – The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase
(CCGP) today approved two separate proposals for conducting public works
under the project for ensuring performance-based operation and strengthening
of four-lane Dhaka-Chattogram highway.

The approval came from the fourth meeting of the CCGP held today virtually
with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Kamal informed that the
total cost involved for the seven approved proposals are around Taka 1,142.70
crore of which around Taka 1,110.77 crore will come from the Government of
Bangladesh while the rest of around Taka 31.92 crore as loan from the World
Bank and JICA.

Joining the briefing virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Dr
Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal informed that under the proposal from the Road
Transport and Highways Division, Taher Brothers will conduct the public works
of Chattogram portion under the package no WP-01 of the project for four-year
performance based operation and strengthening of four-Lane Dhaka-Chattogram
highway (N-1, Daudkandi-Chattogram) portion with around Taka 290.27 crore.

The CCGP meeting approved another proposal from the Road Transport and
Highways Division for conducting the public works of Cumilla portion under
the package no WP-01 of the project for four-year performance based operation
and strengthening of four-Lane Dhaka-Chattogram highway (N-1, Daudkandi-
Chattogram) portion. The joint venture of Abdul Monem Ltd and Spectra
Engineers Ltd will conduct the work with a cost of around Taka 556.54 crore.

The meeting gave nod to another proposal from the Road Transport and
Highways Division under which the joint venture of MM Builders and Engineers
Ltd, M/S Janmabhumi Nirman, and Ohiduzzaman Chowdhury (MNO) will conduct the
public works under package No WD-02 for the project titled construction of
Shalla-Jalshukha portion of Namganj-Madanpur-Dirai-Shalla-Jalshukha-
Ajmiriganj-Habiganj Highway with around Taka 151.23 crore.

Besides, the day’s CCGP meeting approved yet another proposal from the Road
Transport and Highways Division under which the variation proposal of
additional around Taka 18.88 crore was approved against the joint venture
consultants of Oriental Consultants Global Co Ltd. Japan, Oriental
Consultants Co Ltd. Japan, PADECO Co Ltd. Japan in association with SMEC,
JBSI, ACE, DDC and BCL under the project for cross-border road network
improvement.

In another proposal from the Power Division, Bangladesh Rural
Electrification Board (BREB) will procure some 23,650 SPC Poles from
Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Ltd (BMTF) with around Taka 32.38 crore
under the project for expansion of transmission network (Rajshahi, Rangpur,
Khulna and Barishal Divisions), first revised, for ensuring cent percent
rural electrification.

Under the first of two separate proposals from the Housing and Public Works
Ministry, the joint venture of The Civil Engineers Ltd, The Orbital
Bangladesh will construct a 20-storey residential building for Dhaka
Metropolitan Police in the city’s Demra area with around Taka 80.35 crore.

Besides, the meeting approved a variation proposal of additional around
Taka 13.04 crore against IMC Worldwide, UK for the consultancy services under
the project for ensuring improved livelihood system for low income people in
urban areas (first revised).

Meanwhile, prior to the CCGP meeting, the meeting on the Cabinet Committee
on Economic Affairs was held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa
Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters virtually, the Finance Minister said the meeting
approved in principle the revised Gold Policy-2018 under which a provision
has been kept for allowing necessary equipments for refining gold.

He said in many countries of the world, unrefined gold is being imported
and thus those are refined.

Kamal also noted that it would be a good thing for the country.

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