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Contract award for construction of 500-bed hospital gets cabinet nod

  • Published at 10:58 pm July 29th, 2021
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The cabinet body also approved six more proposals including import of fertilizer and printing of books for primary education

A 500-bed hospital, titled “Bangabandhu Medical College and Hospital” is going to be established in Sunamganj as the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Thursday approved a tender proposal in this regard.

A proposal to award a Tk266.17 crore contract to M Jamal & Company for construction of the hospital got the committee’s approval.

As per the government plan, the Public Works Department (PWD) under the Ministry of Housing and Public Works will implement the project by 2024.

The cabinet body also approved six more proposals including import of fertilizer and printing of books for primary education.

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) will import 30,000 tons of bulk granular urea from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) at Tk123.55 crore under a state-to-state contract.

The Jamuna Fertilizer Company Limited (JFCL) in Jamalpur received the cabnet’s approval to purchase Reformed Gas Waste Heat Boiler and relevant equipment at Tk56.65 crore.

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The committee also approved a proposal of the National Curriculum and Textbooks Board under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education to award a contract to print, binding and supply of 3,77,65,616 copies of books for students of 3,4 and 5 classes at Tk115.82 crore.

Agrani Printing Press and Kachua Press and Publication won the contract to supply the books through a total of 68 lots.

A proposal of the Roads and High Department received the approval of the committee to award a Tk655.50 crore contract to Spectra Engineers Ltd for construction of a road from Rajupara to Payra Port under the project to construct first terminal and other relevant facilities of the Payra Sea Port.

The Committee approved a proposal of Water Development Board to award a Tk 155.43 crore contract to Joint Venture of (1) BIC and (2) SSRI, Dhaka for construction of rubber dram and conducting dredging at Mahananda River at Sardar upazila of Chapainawabganj district. 

A proposal of the Public Works Department (PWD) received the committee’s approval to reduce the cost by Tk2.79 crore for the project titled: Construction of Apartments for Low and Middle Income People Uttara Sector No-18. 

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