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Bangladesh Navy to get 1 Billion dollar credit from China

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  1. monitor

    monitor SENIOR MEMBER

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    Bangladesh Navy is to get 1 Billion Dollar credit from china reported by bdmilitary.com a Bangladesh related forum believe to have close connection with Bangladesh military .
    another source also reporting same
    Bangladesh to negotiate for Chinese $1 Billion Credit for Navy
    Posted on December 17, 2014
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    Dhaka will soon engage in negotiations with Beijing to secure one billion US dollar credit line which will be spent on purchase of Chinese naval equipment, new naval platforms and construction of naval bases.

    The proposed defense purchase will be the highest ever single deal Bangladesh is expected to ink with the world’s second largest economy, a top official in the Prime Minister’s Office said on Monday.

    The PMO last week asked both the defense ministry and finance ministry to finalize the terms and conditions of the Chinese credit line to modernize Bangladesh Navy.
    The purchase from China will be the second such huge defense deal struck by the incumbent government after January last year when an agreement with Russia to procure US$ 1 billion worth of Russian-made arms, including armored vehicles and infantry weapons, air defense systems and Mi-17 transport helicopters was signed in Moscow.

    ‘The move to procure China-made naval equipment and modernize naval bases suggest a strong commitment of the government to empower its security regime and protect its maritime frontiers,’ a senior PMO official told New Age, preferring anonymity.

    He said the Bay of Bengal has become a center of attention for regional as well as extra-regional powers because of substantial discovery of natural gas off the Indian and Myanmar coasts.
    In 2002, China and Bangladesh signed defense cooperation agreement which covers military training and defense procurements.

    A director general of PMO in his written directives asked the ministries concerned to go ahead with the expression of interest submitted by the Chinese state-owned enterprise—Poly Technologies Inc.

    The EoI, seen by New Age, said Poly technologies Inc. is willing to provide a credit package up to one billion US dollar to Bangladesh ‘to facilitate the naval equipment development and modernisation, including acquisition of new naval platforms with related equipment and construction of naval bases.’

    ‘The repayment period will be eight years including two years grace period. The credit package will also incorporate the best terms and conditions that Poly Technologies Inc. can offer, which can be discussed/negotiated in due course,’ reads the EoI.

    When contacted, officials at the defense ministry declined to comment on the ongoing procurement plan, saying, ‘We have little role on the proposed Chinese credit line and procurement of naval equipment from China as the entire issue is being dealt by the PMO.’
    An official, however, said that in recent years Poly Technologies Inc. supplied Bangladesh navy off-the-shelf 053H2 frigates and 035G submarine.

    The officials at the economic relations division of the finance ministry, which is mandated to negotiate foreign credit or supplier’s credit or foreign concessional loans for the government, said the proposed Chinese credit line of US$ 1 billion could be either commercial loan or a supplier’s credit.

    ‘We will soon initiate the process of negotiation with Chinese authorities as the PMO signaled a go-ahead,’ a senior ERD official said.
    ‘The terms and conditions, or modes of the credit will be finalized at the discussions.’
    The defense officials said they needed more naval bases as the existing only 22 bases were not enough.

    They said Bangladesh Navy has got Chinese frigates and missile boats.
    Bangladesh emerged as a major buyer of weapons made in China from 2006. China sold 65 large caliber artillery systems, 16 combat aircraft and 114 missiles and related equipment to Bangladesh in 2005. In 2008, Bangladesh set up an anti-ship missile launch pad near the Chittagong Port with assistance from China.
     
  2. BDforever

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    i posted 10 days ago lol
     
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    what to do then merge it together or kept it as a separate thread unless you made a separated thread for it .:p:
     
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    bdmilitary.com is known source of propaganda often try to pass "close connection with Bangladesh military". When actually they steal images and content from Bangladesh defense forces IT network. Chinese foreign minister just visited Bangladesh and among projects and loan facilities there was no mention of such thing. There was no other source other than propagation from same people.

    Are you and others running bdmilitary propaganda here?
     
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    i am not seeing any propaganda here they mention it and seems not unlikely a deal can be in the horizon keeping mind our close relation with China and another source also mention this .
     
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    with i billion dollar i would like to see Bangladesh navy buys2 type 54A stealth frigate from chin which would cost not more then 710~800 dollar considering Chinese offer to thai navys along with this two more type 56 corvette can be consider .
     
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    1 billions are the ball park price for 2 054A frigates and 2 056 covettes.
     
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    Navy is getting huge... ;)
     
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    The budget for two new frigates is Tk4000 crore or about $550 million!

    Navy seeks Tk 14,000cr to strengthen force

    The budget for two new frigates is Tk4000 crore or about $550 million!

    Navy seeks Tk 14,000cr to strengthen force
     
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    Depends on price, are they priced in the region of $275m each?

    We are already getting 2 Type 056 plus more to be built locally, 2 Large Patrol Craft plus more built locally and 2 training submarines with 2 further modern subs possible.
     
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    Nope, what has this got to do with india? We are getting credit from russia too, does this mean russia is also funding against india? Relax, china is just a supplier which just happen to supply the most cost effective goods for a given price.
     
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    Yes, you got any problems. If you have problems then fund against China. Lol