Govt to procure 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG

Staff Correspondent

15 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Govt to procure 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG

The government is going to import 33.60 lakh MMBtu of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the international spot market to meet the growing demand for primary energy in the country.

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) on Wednesday approved a procurement proposal of energy and mineral resources ministry.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal chaired the meeting. In a virtual press briefing later, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin informed reporters about the decisions of the meeting. 

The state-owned Petrobangla will procure the bulk LNG from AOT Trading AG, Switzerland at a cost of Tk 4.36 billion. Each unit’s price will stand at $13.069.

The committee also gave nod to a proposal of the railway ministry to appoint the Joint Venture of (2)  RITES Ltd India, and (2) Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultant Ptv Ltd. India as consultant for construction of dual gauge rail truck from Bogra to Shahid Mansur Ali Station of Sirajganj project at a value to Tk 97.56 crore. 

A proposal of the industries ministry was also approved by the committee for import of 30,000 metric tons of phosphoric acid from Dubai-based Sun International and Gentrade FZE, UAE.

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation will import the acid for its DAP Fertiliser Company at a total cost of Tk 1.77 billion with per ton price at $353.40.

The meeting approved another proposal for appointing the joint venture of M/S Arab Consulting Engineers Moharram Bakhoum, Egypt; National Maintenance Cooperation and Engineering Services, Egypt; Engineers and Consultants Bangladesh Ltd as the international consulting firm with around Tk 397.7 million under the Ghorashal Palash Urea Fertilizer Project being implemented by the BCIC.