Medical &Health

DDM to procure rescue equipment to fight natural disasters

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday “in principle” approved a proposal to purchase 11 aerial platform ladders, some rescue items, primary treatment accessories and personal safety gears for conducting rescue operations during earthquakes and other disasters.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief will purchase the equipment from suppliers through direct procurement method (DPM) without following the open tender process.

These items, which will be procured under different packages, also include vests, raincoats, hardhats, gumboots and lifejackets.

However, the cost and suppliers’ names were not disclosed at this stage as the proposal will again be placed in the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase (CCPP) for final approval, said the concerned officials.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the meeting while members of the committee attended it.

Meanwhile, a total of 13 procurement proposals of different departments were approved by the CCPP at a separate meeting.

These proposals include setting up of an 114,300 mt capacity Steel Silo for wheat storage in Chattogram at a cost of Tk 537.57 crore under “Modern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSP)” of the Food Ministry.

Joint Venture of 1. Confidence Infrastructure Limited, Bangladesh and 2. The GSI Group LLC, USA won the contracts of the project.

Another 76,200 mt capacity Steel Silo for wheat will also be built in Khulna which was awarded to Joint Venture of 1. Max Infrastructure Limited, Bangladesh and 2. ALTUNTAS of Turkey at Tk 355.91 crore.

The committee also approved proposals for appointment of consultants for Rajshahi WASA water treatment projects, awarding Tk 2,877.93 crore contract to TAEYOUNG Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd., South Korea for underground sewerage project in Chattogram, construction of high-rise multi-storage apartment building at Mirpur by the Public Works Department.

Source: United News of Bangladesh