Saturday 22 July 2017 ,
Saturday 22 July 2017 ,
Latest News
  • 5 members of a family killed in Ctg landslide
  • 1200 unnamed protesters sued over Shahbagh demo
  • BNP can abandon Jamaat or remain a ‘terrorist org’: Expert
  • Adilur Rahman sent back to Dhaka
  • US 'to ban Americans visiting N Korea'
12 January, 2017 00:00 00 AM
Print
KHAN JAHAN ALI AIRPORT

Govt awaits Indian firm’s proposal

DEEPAK ACHARJEE
Govt awaits Indian firm’s proposal

The civil aviation ministry is waiting for a proposal from an Indian company to build the Khan Jahan Ali Airport, which is dubbed as the government’s "most priority project" in Rampal under Bagerhat district.

An Indian firm, Larsen and Toubro Limited, which built the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, expressed their interest to construct the proposed airport on the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) or Build Own Operate (BOO) basis, said sources in the civil aviation ministry.
Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon told this correspondent that they had asked the Indian firm to submit a concrete proposal to build the Khan Jahan Ali Airport. “After receiving the proposal, the authorities concerned, including the PPP authority, will scrutinise it and take necessary steps,” he said.
Menon said that nothing had been decided on when the construction work would start. The ministry had already served a notice for acquisition of land for the proposed airport, he added.
Speaking to The Independent, additional secretary (Biman and CA Wing) Abul Hasnat Md. Ziaul Haque said they had advised the Indian firm to submit a detailed proposal to the civil aviation ministry soon. “After we receive the proposal from the Indian company, we’ll decide whether it will be through Public Private Partnership (PPP) or under the revenue budget,” he added. 
“We’ll implement the priority project at any cost,” he asserted.
“The proposed airport will open a new horizon in economic development and industrialisation in the south-western region and boost tourism,” the official hoped. 
Sources said the Indian firm in their Expression of Interest (EOI) proposed to construct the project under joint venture and that they would conduct technical and economic survey at their own cost. The Indian company will build the proposed airport, 20km from Mongla Port, by arranging required funds, and it will operate the airport for 30 years if the government approves its proposal, they added. 
It will need three years to complete the construction work, the sources said.
The proposed Khan Jahan Ali Airport, about 20km off Khulna city, will be built at Foyla Bazar under Rampal upazila of Bagerhat district, beside the Khulna-Mongla highway.
The airport will be built on 536 acres at a cost of Tk. 544.75 crore as per the decision of the civil aviation ministry. Of the total amount, the government will provide Tk. 490 crore and the rest will be borne by the civil aviation authority.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the project on May 5, 2016 and it will be implemented by 2019.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her visit to Khulna in March 2011 had promised to build an airport in the southwestern region of the country.

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
BNP voiced suspicion that the government and the Election Commission are jointly heading towards holding a 'unilateral and staged-managed election'. Do you agree?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 100.0%
No 0.0%
No Comment 0.0%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
01
02030405060708
09101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
More Backpage stories
BNP leaders have claimed huge support from people, particularly from youths and women, during its countrywide drive for enrolment of new members and renewal of memberships. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting