Bangladesh Shipping Corp. to purchase six LNG tankers

Published : 06 Feb 2021 08:40 PM

Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) is going to purchase six LNG tankers for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), said an official release on Thursday, reports BSS.

The LNG ship purchase proposal by the BSC was formally revealed in the inter-ministerial meeting at the Shipping Ministry conference room here today.

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury chaired the meeting. The estimated cost of the six tankers, with a capacity of 1,40,000 cubic meters, 1,74,000 cubic meters and 1,80,000 cubic meters, has been fixed at Taka 10,602 crore.

Shipping Secretary Mohammad Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury, BSC’s Managing Director Commodore Suman Mahmud Sabbir, Joint Secretary of the Energy division Sheikh Akhter Hossen, Petrobangla Director Ali Mohammad Al Mamun and Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company Limited (RPGCL) Managing Director Jabed Chowdhury, among others, attended the meeting.