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Matarbari Deep Sea Port

Dev Project Proposal likely to get nod today

Published : Wednesday, 17 April, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 387
Nurul Amin

CHATTOGRAM, Apr 16: A meeting to approve the Development Project Proposal (DPP) on the proposed Matarbari Deep Sea Port will be held at the Shipping Ministry on Wednesday.
Talking to the Daily Observer Jafar Alam, Member Administration of the Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) and Project Director, said that the DPP had earlier been submitted to the Ministry for approval.
Meanwhile, the evaluation on the submitted financial and technical offers for appointment as a consultant for the deep sea port by the two shortlisted foreign firms has been going on.
After the evaluation, one of the firm will be appointed as the consultant for the project, Jafar Alam said.
He said that one Japanese and another Indian firm have submitted the offers March 25 last.
Jafar said that the offers would be finalized in the next month.
Project Director said, 'the appointed firm will prepare the detail design of the port.' The appointed firm will also monitor the construction works of the proposed deep sea port at matarbari in Moheshkhali under Cox's Bazar district.
Meanwhile the loan agreement for the project has been signed with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in June 14 last year.  The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to finance the project, he added.
The feasibility study, fact finding and appraisal mission have already been completed.
In June 2018 the Japanese government approved a loan of US$24 million for the project, as part of its 39th Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan package.
In the proposed deep sea port, the mother vessels of nearly with 16 metre draft will be able to take berth. Currently in the Chittagong Port jetties, the vessels with only 9 metre draft can take berth.

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