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Cabinet body approves proposal to generate power from waste

| Updated: September 16, 2020 19:49:52


Cabinet body approves proposal to generate power from waste

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) has approved a proposal for generating 6 megawatts of power from waste under private sector for the first time in the country with a cost of Taka 16.65 billion.

The approval came from the 22nd CCGP meeting in the current year held virtually on Wednesday with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair, reports BSS.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Nasima Begum said the meeting approved the proposal for signing a 20-year contract with Consortium of UD Environmental Equipment Technology Co Ltd, Everbright Environmental Protection Technology Equipment (Changzhou) Limited and SABS Syndicate for generating power from waste.

The cost of per hour kilowatt electricity will be 20.91 US cent. The project will be implemented under the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).

The meeting gave approval to another power sector proposal for procuring some 1,02,720 spun pre-stressed concrete (SPC) pole from the Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Limited in two lots with a cost of around Taka 1.65 billion.

Besides, the CCGP meeting gave nod to a proposal for procuring 30,000 metric tonnes of bagged granular urea fertiliser by the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) from the KAFCO, Bangladesh with a cost of around Taka 669.3 million.

As per another proposal, the BCIC will procure 30,000 metric tonnes of phosphoric acid for DAP Fertiliser Company Limited with a cost of Taka 875.9 million.

The Department of Food will procure 200,000 metric tonnes of wheat from Russia.

Apart from this, the CCGP meeting approved a proposal for awarding a contract to the joint venture of Spectra Engineers Ltd and Rana Builders Pvt Ltd for implementing the Package No WP-03 under the up-gradation of Kurigram (Daserhat)-Nageswari-Bhurungamari-Sonahat Land Port road into National Highway with a cost of Taka 1.46 billion.

Meanwhile, prior to the CCGP meeting, the 15th meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs was also held on Wednesday virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

The meeting approved a proposal from the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) to import 4.98 million metric tonnes of fuel oil in various lots for the year 2021.

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