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Cabinet purchase body approves LNG, rice import

  • Published at 08:24 pm April 7th, 2021
AHM Mustafa Kamal
File photo of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal Courtesy

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the meeting

The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday approved seven proposals including the import of liquified natural gas (LNG) from a Swiss company and rice from an Indian company.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the meeting.

State-owned Petrobangla, under the Energy and Mineral Resources Division, will import the 3.360 million MMBtus of LNG from AOT Trading AG, Switzerland, at a cost of Tk243.3 crore with per MMBtu price at $7.2855.

The Directorate General of Food will import 50,000 tonnes of non-basmati parboiled rice from PK Agri Link Private, India, at cost of Tk174.65 crore, with per tonne price at $411.93.

Meanwhile, the cabinet committee approved a proposal of the Roads and Highways Department to award a Tk103.37 crore contract to the joint venture of Reliable Builders, Md Moyenuddin (Bashi), and Orient Trading and Builders, for implementing package No-WP-02 of the project on improvement of Shariatpur (Monohar Bazar)-Ibrahimpur Road up to Ferry Ghat.

The committee also approved awarding Tk106.84 crore contract to the joint venture of Md Badrul Iqbal, Hassan Techno Builders, and Oyster Construction and Shipping Company for implementing the works of the package WP-03 of the same project. 

Another project of the Roads and Highways Department received approval of the committee to award a contract of Tk788.38 crore to Afcons Infrastructure, India, for implementing the package No-WP-03 for upgrading Ashuganj Riverport-Sarai’s-Dharkhar-Akhawra Highway into four lanes and its maintenance work. 

The committee approved a proposal of Tk243.18 crore of the Bridge Authority under the Bridges Division to award a contract for appointing consultant for conducting feasibility study about construction of bridges on Shariatpur-Chandpur Highway and Gazaria Munshiganj Road for crossing the Meghna River to connect Chandpur and Shariatpur districts.

A joint venture of Tecnica Y Proyectos SA (TYPSA), Spain, Nippon Koei Co, Japan, DOHWA Engineering Co, South Korea, Development Design Consultants Bangladesh, BCL Associates, Bangladesh, and Dev Consultants, Bangladesh, won the contract. 

The committee approved a proposal of Public Works Department for re-evaluation of the tender proposal for the work package of WD-01 of the Khulna Development Authority’s Khulna Shipyard Road Widening and Development Works by cancelling the recommendation of Tender Evaluation Committee (TEC).

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