Govt to Import 2 Cargoes of LNG

Desk Report

Published: 07 Sep 2023, 05:08 pm

Cargo vessel of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) || File Photo

Cargo vessel of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) || File Photo

The government will import 2 cargoes of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the international spot market.

Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase on Thursday approved two separate proposals of state-owned Petrobangla, placed by the Energy and Mineral Resources Division.

Both proposals were approved as unsolicited offers on the basis of the Speedy Increase of Power and Energy Supply Act (Amendment) 2021.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the virtual meeting, which also approved some other 3 proposals.

As per the first proposal, Petrobangla will import one cargo containing 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG) from TotalEnergies Gas & Power Ltd, Switzerland, at a total cost of Tk 595.45 crore with each unit of LNG at $13.77.

The other LNG cargo containing the same quantity will be imported by Petrobangla from Vitol Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore, at a cost of Tk 674.35 crore with each unit at $14.90.

The CCGP also approved two proposals of the Agriculture Ministry for the import of fertiliser.

As per the proposals, under the state-level agreement, Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) will import 30,000 tonnes (MTs) of SP fertiliser from OCP of Morocco at a cost of Tk 129.10 crore.

Under the state-level agreement, the BADC will import 40,000 tonnes of DAP fertiliser from Ma’aden of Saudi Arabia at a cost of Tk 237.61 crore.

The CCGP approved a proposal of the Roads and Highways Department to appoint the Joint Venture of (1) Dohwa, Korea; (2) SMEC International Pt Ltd Australia; (3) Pan Arab Consulting Engineers, Kuwait; (4) SARM Associates Ltd, Bangladesh and (5) ACE Consult, as a consultant for “Construction of Nalua-Baherchar Bridge over Pandav-Payra River on Barisal (Dinerarpul)-Lakshipasha-Dumki Road” project at a cost of Tk 72.74 crore._UNB

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