RAB’s technical capacity expansion project approved

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The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase procurement has approved a proposal to procure ‘GSM UMTS Vehicular Active Support System’ under the project titled ‘Enhancing Technical and Technological Capability of RAB’ under the Department of Public Security.

The procurement proposal was approved at a virtual meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase on Wednesday.

Additional Secretary to the Cabinet Shamsul Arefin said the project would be implemented by Bangladesh Police and RAB. The government will spend Tk 29.64 crore for implementation of the project. The bidder for this project is Three Sixty Technologies.

Shamsul Arefin said the day’s CCGP meeting approved a total of 16 proposals including highest number of 10 proposals from the Power Division, 2 proposals from the Road Transport and Highways Division, and one each from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Food, Public Security Division and the Local Government Division.

He said under the proposal from the Local Government Division, the joint venture of Mott MacDonald Limited, Euro Consult Mott MacDonald Artelia SWECO Denmark A/S, AQUA Consultants and Associates Limited and Associates for Development Services Limited have been appointed as the project management consultant (PMC) for the Components 1 and 3 with Tk 169.35 crore under the Sayedabad Water Treatment Plant project (phase-3).

Shamsul informed that in another proposal, RAB of Bangladesh Police would procure GSM UMTS Vehicular Active Support System from Three Sixty Technologies, Delhaze Ltd and Panmark Impex Pte Ltd, Dhaka with around Tk 29.64 crore.

Prior to the CCGP meeting, the meeting on the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs was held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Shamsul informed that the meeting gave approval in principle to two proposals including one for signing Master Sale and Purchase Agreement (MSPA) with four firms for procuring LNG from the spot market by Petrobangla.

These four firms are ITOCHU Corporation, Japan, Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore, Shell International Trading Middle East Ltd, Dubai, and Total Gas & Power Ltd, U.K.

Besides, the meeting gave approval in principle to another proposal from the Ministry of Commerce for extending the timeframe by another three years till May 26, 2024, for importing or locally procuring essential items on emergency state purpose by the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

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