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Deals signed with Japanese firms on Matarbari Port Development Project

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The objective of the project is to develop a reliable and low-cost logistic network for seaborne cargo or freight handling and transporting facilities to maintain competitiveness of Bangladesh products in the global market
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Two contracts were signed today between Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) and Nippon Koei, JV, and between Roads and Highways Department (RHD) and Oriental Consultants Global Company Limited JV for the consultancy services of the Matarbari Port Development Project at Hotel Intercontinental in the city.

CPA Project Director Zafar Alam and representative of Nippon Koei JV Naoki Kudo signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides for engineering services while Project Director of the Matarbari Port Development Project (RHD Part) Md Sadequl Islam and Representative of OC-Global JV Shunji Yoshihara signed the agreement for consultancy services of Matarbari Port Development Project (RHD component), said a press release.

Matarbari Port Development Project' is an important 'Fast Track Project' of the government. This project is an outcome of the concept of "BIG-B" (The Bay of Bengal Industrial Growth Belt) jointly announced by prime ministers of Bangladesh and Japan in September 2014.

The objective of the project is to develop a reliable and low-cost logistic network for seaborne cargo or freight handling and transporting facilities to maintain competitiveness of Bangladesh products in the global market.

In order to achieve these objectives, a new commercial port and a port connecting road with national highway (N1) at Matarbari, Moheshkhali, and Chakoria area in Chittagong division will be constructed, thereby contributing to create facilities with neighboring countries.

The government received a loan amount not exceeding two billion six hundred fifty five million Japanese Yen ( ¥ 2,655,000,000) from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the implementation of Matarbari Port Development Project.

This loan will be utilized for the consultancy services for detailed design, tender assistance, construction supervision and one-year warranty for Matarbari Port Development Project.

The Nippon Koei JV, Japan has been selected as top ranked consulting firm to render engineering related services with a negotiated contract price of Tk 2,340,306,614.20 including tax and VAT.

The Oriental Consultants Global Company Limited JV, Japan with DDC Limited and BCL Limited have been selected as top ranked consulting firm to render the services related to RHD component with a negotiated contract price of Tk 4,666,850,569.00 (Four Billion Six Hundred Sixty Six Million Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand and Five Hundred Sixty Nine point zero zero) including Tax and VAT.

Planning Minister MA Mannan and State Minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury virtually joined the ceremony as chief guest and special guest respectively.

Shipping Secretary Mohammed Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury chaired the program while senior officials from the government, JICA, Embassy of Japan were present on the occasion.

Mannan said the long and trusted relationship between Japan and Bangladesh has gain momentum during the period of this government led by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
During this period, Bangladesh has focused on qualitative infrastructure with the Japanese technical and financial corporation, he added.

He said these infrastructures will lead Bangladesh to the middle-income country and in 2041 a developed country.

Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury appreciated the findings of the study that placed the Matarbari deep sea port on the same channel developed by the ultra supercritical coal based power plant project with a little modification.

He mentioned this could be a lesson how to maximize the benefit of investment and value for money strategy.

 

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Can our engineer members explain how they plan to keep the port from being inoperable because of silt deposits?
 

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Can our engineer members explain how they plan to keep the port from being inoperable because of silt deposits?
Ongoing high capacity cutter suction dredging brother. There is no substitute. But the dredging will not need to be as frequent at Matarbari.

Matarbari is better suited for a deep sea port than say, Payra which will need ongoing ship channel dredging. The draft is much deeper at Matarbari, about 14 meters at lowtide and 16 meters at high tide. S'pore port has draft of 15.7 meters.

 

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Matarbari deep sea port by 2025
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Contract signing ceremony for the Consultancy Services of Matarbari Port Development Project held at Hotel Intercontinental, Dhaka on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The sea port will facilitate trade through the Chittagong port
Bangladesh’s first ever deep sea port, Matarbari port will be made functional by 2025, said the officials at the contract signing ceremony for the Consultancy Services of Matarbari Port Development Project held at Hotel Intercontinental, Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon.

Planning Minister MA Mannan MP and State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury virtually joined the ceremony as chief guest and special guest respectively. Mohammed Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury, secretary of the Shipping Ministry chaired the program.
Senior officials from the Government, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the Embassy of Japan were present on the occasion.

Two contracts were signed between Chittagong Port Authority with the Nippon Koei JV and Roads and Highways Department (RHD) with Oriental Consultants Global Company Ltd.
Zafar Alam, project director of Chittagong Port Authority and Naoki Kudo, representative of Japanese company Nippon Koei JV signed the agreement (Engineering Services), while Md Sadequl Islam, project director of Matarbari Port Development Project and Shunji Yoshihara, representative of OC-Global JV signed the agreement for Consultancy Services of Matarbari Port Development Project (RHD Component).

Matarbari Port Development Project is an important Fast Track Project of the Government of Bangladesh. This project is an outcome of the concept of "BIG - B" (The Bay of Bengal Industrial Growth Belt) jointly announced by the premiers of Bangladesh and Japan in September 2014.
The objective of the project is to develop a reliable and low - cost logistic network for seaborne cargo/freight handling and transporting facilities to maintain competitiveness of Bangladeshi products in the global market.

In order to achieve these objectives, a new commercial port and a port connecting road with national highway (N1) at Matarbari, Moheshkhali and Chakoria area in Chittagong Division will be constructed, thereby contributing to create facilities with neighboring countries.
The Government of Bangladesh received a loan amount not exceeding 2,655,000,000 yen from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the implementation of Matarbari Port Development Project.


What senior officials say
Planning Minister MA Mannan MP opined that the long and trusted relationship between Japan and Bangladesh has gained momentum during the period of this government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
During this period Bangladesh has focused on qualitative infrastructure with the Japanese technical and financial corporation. These infrastructures will lead Bangladesh to becoming a middle income country and in 2041 as a developed country.

Planning minister expressed gratitude to the Japanese government and JICA for their excellent support in the development process of Bangladesh.
State minister for Shipping Khalid Mamud Chowdhury appreciated the findings of the study that placed the Matarbari deep sea port on the same channel developed by the ultra-supercritical coal based power plant project with a little modification.

He also said: “The Matarbari port Development Project has been undertaken to ensure sustainable development to build sound maritime logistics that will support the growing Exim trade of Bangladesh and to develop as a regional hub of connectivity.”
Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping appreciated consultants and implementing agencies who initiated this work during this Covid-19 situation.

Charge d'affaires of the Embassy of Japan said, the Government of Japan is happy to be a partner in this important and prestigious project of Bangladesh.
Chief representative of JICA, Bangladesh said, the JICA is happy that the contract for the consultancy services of Matarbari Port Development Project has been signed on Wednesday.
After the contract signing ceremony while responding to reporters Project Director of Chittagong Port Authority Zafar Alam said, “Matarbari deep sea port will be functionalized by the last of 2024 or the beginning of 2025. From today the work has begun officially.”
 

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Two contracts were signed today between Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) and Nippon Koei, JV, and between Roads and Highways Department (RHD) and Oriental Consultants Global Company Limited JV for the consultancy services of the Matarbari Port Development Project at Hotel Intercontinental in the city.
Bold parts: These two companies are big consulting companies for civil engineering complex project. I happened to be in a huge sluice gate project at the junction of a river and the Lake Biwa where Seiko brand watch factory is located. It was the first time that I came to know what is Pneumatic Caisson for a sluice gate foundation. Nihon Koei did the planning and worked as the complex design consultant for the project.

Also, it was Nihon Koei who surveyed the BoB sea-shore for many years and pinpointed Matarbari area as fit for building a deep sea port. It was about 8 years ago, I think.
 
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