POST TIME: 2 January, 2018 00:00 00 AM
BPC to construct hotel, training centre on BIWTA land in Barisal

BPC to construct hotel, training centre on BIWTA land in Barisal

The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) will construct a Parjatan Hotel, including a Parjatan training centre, on the land of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) in Barisal. BIWTA chairman Commodore M Mozammel Huq and BPC chairman Akhtaruzzaman Khan Kabir signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard on behalf of their respective organisations at the shipping ministry yesterday. Shipping minister Shajahan Khan attended the event. Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon, civil aviation and tourism ministry secretary SM Golam Faruk and acting shipping secretary Abdus Samad were also present during the signing ceremony. “The BIWTA will give one acre of land, adjacent to the Kirtankhola river, to the BPC for constructing the hotel and the training centre. The hotel will help attract tourists here and boost the national economy,” Shajahan Khan told reporters after the signing ceremony.

The hotel and the training centre will be constructed on the BIWTA’s abolished shipping factory area’s north-west side. The BPC will use the BIWTA land on a 30-year license, the minister said.  According to the MoU, the BPC will have to deposit Tk. 5 lakh to the BIWTA's account and the amount is refundable. Besides, the annual license fee, including VAT, will be Tk. 2.30 lakh for renewal, which should be paid by the the BPC to the BIWTA.

The license fee will increase by 2 per cent every year for renewal, according to the BIWTA’s land management and duty chart.

The BPC will bear all the costs from its own fund for construction, development and maintenance works. The agreement tenure will be for 30 years and the BPC will have to pay license fee every year as per MoU. Besides, the license fee will be increased every 10 years through discussions . The agreement will be

renewed again after the completion of the agreement period after 30 years.  If the BPC does not show any interest in extending the agreement, the land will again go to the BIWTA.