Purchase Committee approves proposal for 55MW wind power plant at Mongla
DHAKA, Dec 9, 2020 (BSS) – The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) today approved a proposal for setting up a 55MW wind power plant in the private sector at Mongla in Bagerhat with an outlay of around Taka 2,035.12 crore.
The approval came from the 34th meeting of the CCGP in this year held virtually with Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Dr Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal said the Consortium of Envision Energy (Jiangsu) Co Ltd, China, SQ Trading and Engineering, Bangladesh and Envision Renewable Energy Bangladesh Limited, Hong Kong will set up the wind-based power plant.
He informed that there will be a 20-year contract under which the tariff for supplying kilowatt per hour electricity would be 13.20 US cent or around Taka 10.57.
Saleh said the day’s meeting also gave nod for procuring 50,000 metric tons of non-basmati rice from Indian supplier M/S Rika Global Impex Limited with a cost of $2,02,17,500 or around Taka 171.44 crore.
He said the price for per ton rice would be $404.35 while the per KG rice would be Taka 34.28.
This 50,000 metric tons of rice will be imported through Mongla and Chattogram Port on 60:40 ratio.
The day’s meeting also approved three separate proposals from the Ministry of Industries for procuring a total of 75,000 metric tons of fertilizer.
The government will procure 25,000 metric tons of bulk granular (optional) urea fertilizer from Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) QPJSC Qatar under the 8th lot in the current fiscal year on state-level agreement with a cost of Taka 56.07 crore.
In two separate proposals, the government will procure 25,000 metric tons of bulk granular (optional) urea fertilizer from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) under the 9th lot in the current fiscal year on state-level agreement with Taka 55.90 crore while 25,000 metric tons of bulk granular (optional) urea fertilizer will be procured from SABIC under the 10th lot with around Taka 55.90 crore.
The CCGP meeting approved a proposal from the Road Transport and Highways Division for awarding the contract of package no WP-01 to the joint venture of National Development Engineers Limited, Hasan Techno Brothers Limited and Taher Brothers Limited under the project titled “Upgradation of Narayanganj Link Road (R-111) (Signboard-Chashara) to six-lane” with a cost of around Taka 364.25 crore.
Besides, the meeting today approved three separate proposals from the Shipping Ministry. Of which dredging and ancillary works will be conducted under a proposal with Taka 726.10 crore under the project titled “Dredging at inner bar at Mongla Port Channel” being implemented by Mongla Port Authority.
Apart from this, PLM Cranes BV of the Netherlands will supply one pontoon mounted grab dredger along with dredge material carrying barge with around Taka 200.73 crore under the project titled “Procurement of 35 dredgers, ancillary river vessels, equipments and construction of necessary infrastructures” being implemented by BIWTA.
In another proposal, JFMC Dockyard Limited and Ananda Shipyard and Slipway Limited will supply multipurpose inspection vessels with a cost of Taka 60.10 crore in the first Lot and with Taka 50.67 crore in the 2nd lot under the project titled “Bangladesh Regional Internal Shipping Project-1”.
The CCGP meeting also approved a proposal for amending the existing agreement with the supervision consultant GERICO France for constructing modern steel silo under the “Modern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSP) with a total agreement cost of around Taka 44.09 crore.
Earlier, the meeting on the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs was held virtually which asked the Road Transport and Highways Division to resubmit the proposal in the next meeting with necessary documents for upgrading the Hatirjheel-Rampura Bridge-Banasri-Sekherjaiga-Amulia-Demra Highway into four-Lane on PPP basis.