The government has taken a project for acquiring land and developing ancillary facilities to implement the Bangladesh-India Friendship Pipeline Project. Meghna Petroleum Limited under the state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation will implement the project at a cost of Tk 3.062 billion by June 2022.
Some 187.34 acres of land would be acquired under the project to lay 125 kilometer underground pipeline for importing fuel oil import from Numaligarh Refinery Limited in Shiliguri of India to Parbatipur Depot in Dinajpur.
This was one of the nine projects approved by the executive committee of the National Economic Council at its meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Planning Division secretary Nurul Amin at a briefing said the ECNEC sent back a project proposal for network expansion of state-owned Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd as the prime minister asked to conduct a feasibility study by a third party. Of the approved projects, five were new while the four others were revised projects, he said.
The new projects are upgrading of Baneshwar -Sarda-Charghat-Bagha-Lalpur -Ishwardi highway at a cost of Tk 5.5430 billion, protection of an embankments in Habiganj with Tk 5.7348 billion, maintenance and reconstruction of eight industrial estates of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation at Tk 742.5 million, establishment of 50-bed kidney dialysis centre at a medical college and a 10-bed kidney dialysis centre at a General Hospitals at Tk 2.5522 million.
The revised projects are widening and strengthening of Syedpur-Nilphamari Highway, 1st revised with an additional cost of Tk 2.1708 billion, construction of multi-storey building of BSCIC at Tejgaon, 1st revised with an additional cost of Tk 303.5 million, establishment of BSCIC plastic industrial estate, 1st revised with an additional cost of Tk 2.6445 billion and further infrastructural development of Khulna University, 1st revised, with an additional cost of Tk 1.4691 billion.