The government on Tuesday signed an agreement with three Korean firms to appoint a consultant to build the first terminal of Payra port by 2021.
The Payra Port Authority signed the joint agreement with the three Korean companies at the Secretariat in the capital, a PID handout said, reports BSS.The three companies are Kunhwa Engineering and Consulting Co Ltd, Daeyong Engineering Company Limited, and Hareem Architect and Planners Company Limited of South Korea.
Chairman of Payra Port Authority Commodore M Jahangir Alam, president of Kunhwa Engineering and Consulting Co Ltd Jeong Laenoh, director of Daeyong Engineering Company Limited Dae Jinkim and country director of Hareem Architect and Planners Company Limited of South Korea Eun Sangjo signed the deal on behalf of their respective sides in presence of Shipping Secretary Md Abdus Samad.
The government has already taken a plan to build two terminals at Payra port by 2021 and ensure 10.5 metre navigability in its channel. Under the plan, a Tk 3,982 crore project has been taken to set up the first terminal and other relevant facilities at Payra port by 2021.
Under the agreement, the consultants’ work of the project will be completed by a single team with some sub-teams. The three Korean companies will work as the main supervisor, while Bangladeshi company Symbiotic Architect will work as a sub-supervisor.
The consultancy works have been divided into two phases – design and supervision. The total cost of the deal is Tk 79.52 crore.