Cabinet Committee okays proposal for 55MW wind power plant in Mongla

Staff Correspondent

10 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase on Wednesday approved a Tk 20.35 billion proposal for setting up a 55MW private wind power plant in Mongla.

The approval came from the meeting of the purchase held virtually with Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq in the chair.

The Consortium of Envision Energy, (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd., China, SQ Trading and Engineering, Bangladesh and Envision Renewable Energy Limited, Hong Kong will set up the plant under a 20-year contract with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).

State-owned BPDB will purchase the electricity from the plant at a levelised tariff of US$ 13.20 Cents, equivalent to Tk 10.56 per kilowatt hour (each unit) over the period of 20 years, he informed.

Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Dr Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal told reporters this at a virtual briefing following the meeting.

The meeting also gave nod to procurement of 50,000 metric tons of non-basmati parboiled rice from Indian supplier M/S Rika Global Impex Ltd at a cost of $2,02,17,500 or around over Tk 1.71bn, he also informed.

He said the price for per tonne rice would be $404.35 while per KG rice would be Tk34.28.

This 50,000 metric tonnes 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 tonnes of fertiliser.

The government will procure 25,000 metric tonnes 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 Tk 560 million.

In two separate proposals, the government will procure 25,000 metric tonnes of bulk granular (optional) urea fertiliser from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) under the 9th lot in the current fiscal  year on state-level agreement with Tk 559 million while 25,000 metric tonnes of bulk granular (optional) urea fertilizer will be procured from SABIC under the 10th lot with around Tk 559 million.

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” at a cost of around Tk 3.64bn.

Besides, the meeting approved three separate proposals from the Shipping Ministry. Of which dredging and ancillary works will be conducted under a proposal with Tk 7.26bn 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 Tk 2 billion 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 Ltd will supply multipurpose inspection vessels with a cost of Tk 601 million in the first Lot and with Tk 506.7 million 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 Tk 440m.

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.