Dongfang Electric International Corporation of China on Wednesday won work of the 150-megawatt power plant to be set up in Saidpur with the loan of Tk 593.39 crore from an export credit agency.
The cabinet committee on national purchases at a meeting on the day approved a proposal of the power division to award the deal to the Chinese company for the diesel-fired power plant, said additional secretary Mostafizur Rahman of Cabinet Division.
Chaired by finance minister AMA Muhith, the committee also approved nine other proposals with an overall financial involvement of Tk 2,258 crore.
Mostafizur Rahman said the approved proposals include procurement of medical equipment at a cost of Tk 55.87 crore for eight divisional medical college and hospitals with financial assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The purchases committee also approved a proposal from the ministry of housing and establishment for construction of 288 residential flats for the government employees at Mirpur-6 at a cost of Tk 122.61 crore and construction of 20-storey buildings for the National Security Intelligence at accost of Tk 137.35 crore, he said.
Road Transport of Highways Division would implement two cross-border projects to improve connectivity at a cost of around Tk 1,100 crore, added the official.
The purchases committee approved a project to enhance publicity aiming at improvement of rural folks at a cost of Tk 38.32 crore.
Mostafizur Rahman said the finance minister also chaired a meeting of the cabinet committee on economic affairs at the same venue and approved a proposal to purchase crests at direct purchase.
The crests would be given to the selected Indian citizens for their contribution to the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
Muhith told reporters that no supplier responded to tenders launched on four occasions.
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