Shahjalal Int’l Airport: Third terminal presently to cost 40pc more

The assessed expense of building a third terminal at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has been expanded by 40 percent. It is presently a Tk-20,598 crore venture.

The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase yesterday affirmed the task at a cost a lot higher than what had been assessed at the start.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) in October 2017 endorsed the undertaking worth Tk 13,610 crore.

Authorities thought of the HSIA terminal development venture in 2016.

Deferred usage has caused noteworthy ascent in the expense of various super ventures as of late.

Avionics Dhaka Consortium (ADC), containing Mitsubishi Corporation, Fujiata Corporation and Samsung C and T, has been granted the activity yesterday.

Albeit 22 tenders were sold, just two had been submitted. Following an arrangement procedure, ADC got the agreement.

Account Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said the bureau body affirmed the venture proposition under the condition that the service concerned would take Ecnec endorsement by presenting the subtleties of the extra cost in a reexamined proposition.

Of the aggregate sum, Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) will fund around Tk 15,000 crore while the administration will give the rest.

Clarifying why the anticipated expense has risen, Civil Aviation Secretary Muhibul Haque disclosed to The Daily Star that a different freight town was excluded in the principal plan.

In addition, all firefighting gear at the HSIA will be supplanted with new and current ones.

He additionally said that when the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh initially assessed the venture cost, it was around TK 9,200 crore.

The cost expanded to around Tk 10,100 crore after Jica directed a plausibility study, he included.

It was additionally raised to around Tk 12,400 crore during the delicate procedure, Muhibul said.

An expected Tk 5,000 would be required as different charges including VAT.

Furthermore, around Tk 2,000 crore has been put aside to use if there should be an occurrence of a crisis.

“We hadn’t settled on a solitary choice without Jica endorsement. It is all straightforward,” he said.

Around 130 residential and universal flights conveying 25,000-30,000 travelers utilize the HSIA consistently. There are 26 remote aircrafts working there, authorities said.

Around 70 lakh travelers and 1.6 crore gear are taken care of by the air terminal consistently. Be that as it may, there are just eight gear transport lines in the two worldwide terminals.

Offers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines ticket alone expanded to 110 percent over the most recent five years for residential and universal courses.

As indicated by the detail, the third terminal will be on a space of 22,600 square meters. The new load terminal will be on 41,200 square meters, north and south fast leave runway on 22,000 and 29,500 square meters, cover on 498,500 square meters, associating runway on 66,500 square meters, and a multi-story vehicle leaving on 62,000 square meters.

A water supply framework, sewerage treatment plant, admission control plant conveyance framework, hardware of load complex, runway ground lighting framework and hydrant fuel framework are additionally incorporated into the undertaking, sources at the common aeronautics service said.

Hardware FOR ROOPPUR

The bureau panel on buy yesterday likewise endorsed another buy proposition for physical security assurance framework for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.

The fund serve said the venture was affirmed on Tuesday’s Ecnec meeting.

Anwar Hossain, secretary of the science and innovation service, said the bureau panel on buy affirmed the proposition for acquiring distinctive gear by the Russian temporary workers.

Postponed MEGA PROJECTS

Arranging service authorities said in pretty much every Ecnec meeting, four or five activities are set with an intend to expand the expense and time.

The Padma Rail Link venture was taken in 2016 at an expense of Tk 34,000 crore. It has now expanded to Tk 39,246 crore. As of August, just 17.15 percent of the venture has been actualized.

Sources at the railroad service said the expense of the venture may increment further.

The eagerly awaited Padma Bridge venture was taken in 2010 at an expense of Tk 10,000 crore. The expense of the task has now crossed Tk 30,000 crore.

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