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Govt to conduct feasibility study of iron ore

  • Special Correspondent
  • 26 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Govt to conduct feasibility study of iron ore
Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL) Company Secretary Umme Tajmeri Selina Akhter and DMT Consulting Managing Director Dr Vassilis Roubos exchange documents after signing an agreement in the capital on Monday.

The government will conduct feasibility study to explore 625m tonnes of iron ore prospect, a rock from which iron can be profitably extracted, at Hakimpur in Dinajpur.

State-owned Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) and UK-based DMT Consulting Limited signedan agreement to conduct the preliminary study on Monday in this regard.

BCMCL company secretary UmmeTajmeri Selina Akhter and DMT Consulting managing director DrVassilisRoubos inked the deal on behalf of their respective side.

According to Petrobangla, the Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB)discovered the Iron Ore between 426-548 meters’ depth from surface of earth at five square kilometers areas at Hakimpur in Dinajpur recently.

Petrobangla chairman Nazmul Ahsan and other senior officials concerned attended the singing ceremony.

Nazmul Ahsan told the Daily Sun that they would expect to get at least 50 percent of Iron Ore from the reserve of 625 million tonnes. He said the thickness of the structure is 68 meters.

As per the deal, the DMT Consulting Limited will conduct the study under a project at a cost of Tk 25 crore, styled as “Preliminary Study for Development of Alihat Iron Ore Deposit at Hakimpur in Dinajpur, Bangladesh.” within 12 months.