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Purchase body okays 6 proposals including import of LNG, rice

The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday approved 6 procurement proposals including import of 3.36 million MMBtus (million British thermal units) of liquefied compressed gas (LNG) from US-based Excelarate Energy LP.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the Cabinet body meeting.

As per the proposal placed by Energy and Mineral Resources Division, state-owned Petrobangla will import the bulk LNG from the US company at Tk 218.07 crore.

Each MMBtu of LNG will cost $6.53 in the import.

The committee approved a proposal of the Food Ministry to import 50,000 metric tons of non-Bashmoti parboiled rice from P.K Agri Link Private Limited, India, at a cost of about Tk 177.11 crore.

A proposal of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) received the nod of the committee to award a Tk 777.40 crore contract to CAMC Engineering Co. Ltd., China for installation of 14 km transmission line for supply of refined water to Baridhara from Gandharbopur Water Treatment plant.

The Dhaka WASA will award the contract to the Chinese firm under package-2 of its Dhaka Environmentally Sustainable Water Supply (DESWS) project.

Three proposals of the Roads Transport and High Division received nods of the committee.

As per the proposals, a contract of Tk 112.67 crore will be awarded to Joint Venture of (1) Md. Moyenuddin (Bashi) Limited (2) Nabarun Traders Limited for works of Package –PW-3 of improvement of Bhola(Parantalukderhat)-Charfasion (Charmanika) local roads to regional highway.

The Roads and High Way Department will award Tk 118.64 crore contract to Joint Venture of 1. Md. Badrul Iqbal Ltd, 2. Hassan Techno Builders Ltd., and 3. Oyster Construction and Shipping Company Ltd., for the works under the package-PW-06 of the same project.

The Joint Venture of International Consultant and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd. India, and M/s Sheladia Associates, Inc., United States, was appointed as consultant by the Roads and Highway Department for its “Support to Joydevpur-Devgram-Bhulta-Madonpur Highway (Dhaka Bypass) PPP Project”at a cost of Tk 79.58 crore.

The committee approved a proposal of the Food Ministry to import 50,000 mts of non-Bashmoti parboiled rice from P.K Agri Link Private Limited, India, at a cost of about Tk 177.11 crore.

Source: United News of Bangladesh