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State-owned jute mills received Tk 7,000cr in 10 years: Kamal

Published : Thursday, 16 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 663

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday said the government has provided Tk 7,000 crore in last 10 years to the state-owned jute mills.
Finance Minister said this while briefing journalists following a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase of the Cabinet Division at the secretariat in the capital.
The Minister said, "The Prime Minister is in the country now. I told them (jute workers) to contact the Prime Minister. I believe, the Prime Minister can find out some solution of this. They have to go to the Prime Minister."
He said the construction works on the three bridges have been completed and those are now ready for vehicle movement.
The committee also approved a total of six procurement proposals of different ministries including a proposal on increasing the cost of the three important bridges by Tk 78.02 crore.
A proposal of the Industries Ministry to convert the cement production process of Chhatak Cement Factory into dry process from the wet one received the committee's approval.
A Chinese company won the job of Tk 669.31 crore participating in a tender process floated by Chhatak Cement Company Ltd under the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), but the Ministry will have to wait two weeks as negotiations are going on with a Saudi company about investment in cement sector.

The committee approved a proposal of the Railways Ministry to name the bidder which will supply 200 Meter Gauge passenger coaches.
Three proposals of the Power Division were placed at the committee meeting. Of these, the proposal to procure spare parts and expertise service for Gas Turbine Unit-1 and 2 of Bhola 225 MW combined cycle power received the committee's nod. US-based GE won the contract involving Tk 207.07 crore.
Rural Electrification Board (REB) under the Power Division placed a proposal to procure 16,000 km conductors which also received the committee's endorsement.
The committee gave a conditional approval to a proposal of the Power Division to set up 400 MW Gas/RLNG-based power plant in Meghnaghat on build-own-operate basis from which the government will purchase electricity for 22 years. A consortium of Anlima Textile Ltd and GE Capital Global Energy Investment BV will set up the plant.

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