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15 February, 2019 08:33:25 AM
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Dutch firm, BUET to prepare detailed master plan

Development of Payra Port
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Dutch firm, BUET to prepare detailed master plan
PPA Chairman Commodore M Jahangir Alam, Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation of BUET Prof Shamsul Haq and Strategic Business Director of Royal Haskoning DHV Erice Smit sign an agreement in presence of Secretary to the Shipping Ministry Abdus Samad and Ambassador of Netherlands in Dhaka Harry Verweij in the capital yesterday. photo: courtesy

The Payra Port Authority (PPA) appointed a joint team of Dutch company Royal Haskoning DHV and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) to prepare the detailed master plan for overall development of the 3rd seaport of the country.

Payra Port Authority (PPA) yesterday signed an agreement with Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC), BUET and Royal HaskoningDHV of Netherlands for ‘Consultancy Services for Preparation of Payra Port Detailed Master Plan’.

PPA Chairman Commodore M Jahangir Alam, Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation of BUET Prof Shamsul Haq and Strategic Business director of Royal Haskoning DHV Erice Smit signed the agreement on behalf of the respective parties at the seminar hall of the shipping ministry, a press statement said.

Secretary to the Shipping Ministry Md Abdus Samad and Ambassador of Netherlands in Dhaka Harry Verweij were present at the signing ceremony held at the shipping ministry in the capital.

Chairman of Payra Port said that Payra Port will be the leader in sea borne trade in terms of efficiency and competitiveness by adopting development strategy including port smartification and technology in future. The master plan report will be significantly helpful in adopting plans for socio-economic and industrial development encircling Payra Port.

Ultimately, this port will make southern part of Bangladesh economically vibrant, he added. According to the deal, preparations for the master plan with related reports and documents will be completed by the consultant within 18 months.  Sources said 29 BUET professors and 61 experts of Royal HaskoningDHV will be employed during execution of the contract.

Payra Port is the 3rd seaport of the country on the bank of Rabnabad channel of Patuakhali district in the south of the country. Payra Port is one of the “10 Fast Track” projects which is being implemented by the government with top priority.

Under a mid-term-plan, Payra Port Authority will implement construction of first terminal, capital dredging of Ramnabad Channel, coal and dry bulk terminal, multipurpose terminal through the 3rd Indian Line of Credit (LOC), sources said.

In the long-term-plan, the PPA plans to implement transshipment terminal, deep-water container terminal, offshore terminal or supply base, core port infrastructure, renewable power generation, housing, education health facilities, procurement of Towage Harbour Tugs and internal ferry terminal etc.

Other necessary infrastructures like air port, rail connectivity, ship yard and ship repair facility, LNG and Liquid Bulk Terminal will be built by other ministries concerned, said the sources.

For each of above components, the consultant will deliver Feasibility Study Report, ESIA (Environmental and Social Impact Assessment).

The Detailed Port Master Plan will be developed by the consultants through Topographic Surveys, Site Investigations and Modeling Studies. Exact location of terminals and all necessary port Components and infrastructures will be sketched on the Master Plan.

In case of both mid and long term projects of Payra Port Authority, priority and implementation strategy of components will be finalized on the basis of Master Plan reports. The most useful aspect of Master Plan is documentation of Feasibility Study Report, ESIA, etc.

SI

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