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Govt to import 1.490m tonnes of refined petroleum

UNB . Dhaka
12 Jan 2022 20:08:59 | Update: 12 Jan 2022 21:41:12
Govt to import 1.490m tonnes of refined petroleum
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Bangladesh will import 1.490 million tonnes of refined petroleum oil from six state-owned companies of six countries over the next six months from January to June to meet its domestic requirement.

Another 90,000 tonnes of diesel will be procured from India’s state-owned Numalighar Refinery Limited (NRL), spending Tk 512.84 crore.

At a virtual meeting on Wednesday, the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase (CCPP) approved the two proposals in this regard.

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

As per the estimate, the bulk import of refined petroleum will cost an estimated Tk 8417.23 crore and that will come from PTTT of Thailand, ENOC of United Arab Emirates, Petrochina, BSP of Indonesia, PTLCL of Malaysia and UNIPEC of China.

The committee approved 13 procurement proposals from different ministries.

Of these, there is a proposal from the Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority to award a Tk 1205.18 crore contract to Indian company LARSEN & TOUBRO Limited to set up eight steel structure multipurpose buildings in eight districts.

Three proposals of the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) got the nod of the committee. Under these, the BREB will procure 32,400 PC poles from Joint Venture of (1) Charka SPC Poles Ltd.; (2) Dada Engineering Ltd and (3) Confidence Infrastructure Ltd at Tk 31.36 crore while another 32,396 SPC poles will be procured from Joint Venture of (1) Charka SPC Poles Ltd.; (2) Confidence Infrastructure Ltd. and (3) Poles and Concrete Ltd at Tk 31.35 crore.

The BREB will procure 1,30,040 distribution transformers from TS Transformers Ltd involving Tk 71.99 crore. 

Seven proposals of the Ministry of Shipping received the CCPP approval.

Of these, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) placed 5 proposals to award contracts for digging in the Punorbhaba River. One proposal was from Chattogram Port Authority to procure two tug boats from CHEOY LEE SHIPYARDS LTD, Hong Kong at Tk 188.39 crore. Another proposal was from Mongla Port Authority to procure two tag boats from the same company at Tk 222.89 crore.