BSS-28 Govt to procure 12.35 lakh metric tons refined oil, 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG

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Govt to procure 12.35 lakh metric tons refined oil, 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG

DHAKA, June 16, 2021 (BSS) – The government will procure a total of 12.35 lakh metric tons of refined fuel oil from international suppliers with a cost of around Taka 5,774.45 crore to meet the growing demand of the country.

The approval came from the 21st meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) in this year held today virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters virtually after the meeting, Cabinet Division additional secretary Md Shamsul Arefin said that the CCGP meeting today approved 12 proposals.

He said that under the proposal from the Energy and Mineral Resources Division, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) would procure 12.35 lakh metric tons of refined fuel oil from Unipec Singapore Pte Ltd Singapore (package A), Petro China International (Singapore) Pte Ltd (package B and C), Vitol Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore (package D) and Emirates National Oil Company Pte Ltd, Singapore (package E).

In another proposal from the Energy and Mineral Resources Division, Petrobangla will procure 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG from M/S Excelerate Energy LP, United States with a cost of around Taka 313.69 crore.

The Cabinet Division additional secretary said that Hatil Complex Limited (1 lot), RFL plastics limited (2 lots), Akhter Furnishers Ltd (3 lots), Partex furniture industries limited (1 lot) would provide some 5,000 instructor tables, 5,000 instructor chairs, 80,000 computer tables, 1.60 lakh computer chairs with Taka 101.28 crore under the project for establishment of Sheikh Russell Digital Lab (2nd phase).

Shamsul said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) under the Post and Telecommunication Division would ensure Procurement of design, development, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of telecom monitoring system for the Telecom networks and systems of Bangladesh from TKC Telecom Inc, Canada with around Taka 77.65 crore.

Commenting on this procurement proposal, the Finance Minister said it would be a very good one as it would ensure security of the users.

Shamsul said the meeting gave nod to the proposal from the Railways Ministry to change 9 Clause at the Particular Conditions of Contract (PCC) and Supplementary Agreement -2 (SA-2) of the signed commercial contract with CREC of China under the Padma Bridge Rail Link project.

Answering to a question, he said that the main essence of the agreement would not be changed while there would not be any change in the agreement price.

The Cabinet Division Additional Secretary said that the CCGP meeting approved another proposal from the Ministry of Shipping under which Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) would procure 3 passenger cruise vehicles from Karnaphuli Ship Builders Limited, Chattogram with around Taka 231.14 crore.

Besides, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under the Ministry of Industries would procure 30,000 metric tons of bagged granular urea fertilizer from KAFCO, Bangladesh with around Taka 87.64 crore.

Apart from this, a proposal from the Road Transport and Highways Division has been given approval under which Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) would appoint a service provider for five years with Taka 218.71 crore for realizing motor vehicles tax and fees.

Prior to the CCGP meeting, the meeting on the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs was held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

The meeting approved a proposal in principle for procuring reformed gas waste heat boiler from M/s BORSIG Process Heat Exchanger GmbH, Germany under Direct Procurement Method (DPM) for the Jamuna Fertilizer Company Limited in Jamalpur.

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