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Proposals for 5 power plants okayed

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Proposals for 5 power plants okayed

The governmentapproved procurement proposals to set up five new power plants aimed at generating around 224MW electricity mainly from solar energy and waste recycling.

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) approved the plants at a meeting with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair on Wednesday.

CCGP also approved the proposals of procuring 90,000 metric tonnes of urea fertilizer, 90,000 tonnes of MOP fertilizer, 580 metre gauge rail coaches from China and 420 broad gauge rail coaches from India. 

The meeting approved a total of 16 procurement proposals involving Tk 220 billion. However,it sent back a proposal of the ICT Division, said the finance minister at a virtual press briefing.

According to a proposal, Canves Environmental Investment Company Ltd, China was awarded the work of installing a waste-based 42.5MW power plant.

The plant will be implemented by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) at Kaultia, Gazipur at a cost of Tk 144.08 billion.

Bangladesh-China Renewable Energy Company pvt Ltd bagged the work of setting up a 60MW solar park in Sujanagar, Pabna at a cost of Tk 16.49 billion.

Cyclect Energy Pte. Ltd, Singapore won the Tk 13.22 billion work of a 50MW solar power plant in Jabannagar, Chuadanga.

CCGP approved a 20-year deal with Bangladesh-China Renewable Energy Company pvt Ltd to set up a 68MW solar park in Sirajganj at Tk 17.98 billion.

Besides, Western Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd got the work of 3MW solar-battery-diesel hybrid power plant worth Tk 459 billion in Monpura, Bhola.  CRRC Shandong Co. Ltd. China was picked up for supplying 580 meter-gauge rail coaches for Bangladesh Railway at a cost of Tk 3.98 billion.    Hindusthan Engineering & Industries Ltd, India was selected for supplying 420 broad gauge coaches at a cost of Tk 2.89 billion.

Under the three approved proposals of agriculture ministry, Canadian Commercial Corporation will supply 60,000 tonnes of MOP fertilizer in two lots.

JSC Foreign Economic Association “Prodintorg,” Russia will supply the remaining 30,000 tonnes.

The cabinet committee also approved a proposal of primary and mass education ministry to select Walton Digi-Tech Industries to supply 41,000 laptops and the same number of speakers under PEDP-4 scheme.

Under a proposal of the industries ministry, three local firms will supply a total of 50,000 tonnes of phosphoric acid at a cost of Tk 2.15 billion.