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50MW solar power plant to be set up in Khulna

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 23 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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50MW solar power plant to be set up in Khulna

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The government has cleared a procurement proposal to set up up a 50MW (AC) solar power plant at Terokhada upazila in Khulna.

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) on Wednesday approved a total of five proposals in the power and energy sector including the solar power project.

The meeting was held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

The meeting approved a total of 12 proposals, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin informed at an online news briefing later.

He said the joint venture of Hero Future Energies Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore and Business Research International Corporation Inc, (BRIC), Panama would implement the work for setting up the solar power plant at a cost of around Tk 13.29 billion.

The tariff of per unit kilowatt hour electricity will be US$0.1025 or around Tk 8.20.

Shamsul said following a proposal from the Energy and Mineral Resources Division, Chinese XMC-CMC Consortium has been appointed for a six-year term to extract coal from Boropukuria Coal Mine in Dinajpur with around Tk 10.50 billion.

In response to another proposal from the Energy and Mineral Resources Division, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) would procure some 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG from the spot market from Vitol Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore with around Tk 10.02 billion.

The Cabinet Division Additional Secretary said that the CCGP meeting approved another proposal from the Power Division under which Ideal Electrical Enterprise Ltd, Bangladesh would conduct the work for setting up six power substations with necessary machineries on turn-key basis with around Tk 650.7 million under the Lot-2, package No-GD-1 of the project titled "Development of Power Distribution System, Mymensingh Zone".

In another proposal from the Power Division, M/s J&C Implex Ltd, Dhaka would ensure the procurement, installation and concerned expert services for the Gas Turbine and Hot Gas Path Inspection with around Tk 1.03bn under the project for setting up Sikalbaha 225 MW power plant in Chattogram.

Following a proposal from the Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) would procure 30,000 tonnes of bagged granular urea fertilizer from KAFCO, Bangladesh under the fourth lot with around Tk 1.09bn.

Besides, the Ministry of Food would procure some 50,000 tonnes of wheat from Agrocorp International Pte Ltd, Singapore for the current fiscal year with around Tk 1.80bn where the price for per tonne of wheat would be US$421.19.

The day's CCGP meeting approved a proposal for awarding the contract to MM Builders and Engineers Ltd for implementing the package No-WD-05 with around Tk 1.47bn under the project for upgrading the remaining part of Kushtia town portion into four-lane on Jhenidah-Kushtia-Pakshi-Dashuria National highway.

Following a proposal from the Secondary and Higher Education Division, the meeting approved a proposal for awarding the contract to Mazid Son's Construction Ltd, Dhaka with around Tk 1.54 billion for constructing a 20-storey Science Building under the project for development of physical infrastructures at Rajshahi University (first revised). Besides, the meeting approved three other proposals from the Secondary and Higher Education Division under which the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) would procure textbooks for various classes from different suppliers.