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Govt to buy six LNG tankers

  • Published at 07:41 pm February 4th, 2021
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The estimated cost for the procurement stands at Tk 10,500 crore, according to the proposal by the state-owned shipping company 

Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) is going to purchase six LNG tankers for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), said an official release on Thursday. 

The LNG ship purchasing proposal by the BSC was formally revealed in the inter-ministerial meeting at the Shipping Ministry conference room today. 

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury was the chair at the meeting.

The estimated cost of the six tankers, with a capacity of 140,000 cubic meters, 174,000 cubic meters and 1,80,000 cubic meters, has been fixed at Taka 10,602 crore.

Shipping Secretary Mohammad Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury, BSC’s Managing Director Commodore Suman Mahmud Sabbir, Joint Secretary of the Energy division Sheikh Akhter Hossen, Petrobangla Director Ali Mohammad Al Mamun and Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company Limited (RPGCL) Managing Director Jabed Chowdhury, among others, were present at the meeting. 

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