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Purchase committee nods to 660MW power plant proposal

Published : 17 Oct 2021 10:16 PM | Updated : 18 Oct 2021 11:23 AM

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) on Sunday approved a total of eight proposals, including the setting up of a 660-megawatt power plant.

The plant will be built at Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj to meet the country’s ever-growing demand for electricity.

The approval came from the meeting of the CCGP held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

After the meeting, Md Shamsul Arefin, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary, briefed to reporters virtually saying that the CCGP has approved the proposal of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) under the Power Division to build the gas or LNG-based combined cycle power plant at Meghnaghat area of the Upazila which will supply the electricity to the national grid for 22 years.

He said the consortium - Edra Power Holdings Sdn Bhd, Malaysia and Winnievision Power Ltd, Bangladesh, placed the proposal to implement the project.

He said the meeting also approved another proposal of BPDB to extend the existing contract for five years to import 160 MW power from NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN) of Tripura, India.

As per the approval, he said that the tariff will be Tk 7.13852 per kilowatt hour and about Taka 4,188.78 crore will have to be paid in five years.

He informed that the meeting also approved the proposal of procuring 30,000 metric tons of bagged granular urea fertilizer from Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Limited (KAFCO).

The meeting also approved the proposals of 30,000 metric tons bulk granular urea fertilizer import from Muntajat, Qatar and 30,000 metric tons bulk granular urea fertilizer import from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) through the national agreement.

He said that the meeting also approved the proposal of procuring 20 lakh Novel Corona Virus RT-qPCR Diagnostic kits under three lots from Sterling Multi Technologies Ltd, Dhaka, OMC(Pvt) Ltd. Dhaka, and G.S Biotech, Narayanganj at a cost of Tk 117.41 crore.

He mentioned that the CCGP also approved the proposal of procuring two bollard pool tugboats and necessary equipment and services from the Khulna Shipyard Limited with a cost of Tk 131.73 crore.

He said the committee approved the proposal for printing, binding, and supply of free textbooks in five lots of Bengali and English versions for the primary level (3rd, 4th, and 5th class) from Press Line Limited, Dhaka, Letter and Colour, Dhaka, and Sedna Printing Press and Publications, Dhaka at a cost of Tk 8.06 crore.