RPCL is going to establish a Smart Prepayment Meter Assembling & Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Plant at Gazipur on joint venture with Shenzhen Star Instrument Co., Ltd. (Star Instrument), China with shareholding of RPCL 51% and Shenzhen Star Instrument Co., Ltd.(Star Instrument) 49%. The name of the Joint Venture Company (JVC) is Bangladesh Power Equipment Manufacturing Company Ltd. (BPEMC).
For the establishment of the JVC a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on June 25, 2018 between the parties (RPCL & Shenzhen Star Instrument Co., Ltd. (Star Instrument)) In pursuant to the provisions laid down in MoU, a draft Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) was prepared which in addition to MoA & AoA was approved by the Cabinet on Augusts 19, 2019 with the recommendation of Power Division, MPEMR.
Getting approval from the Cabinet, the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) was signed between RPCL & Star Instrument. Thereafter, the Company was registered with "Registrar of Joint Stock Companies & firms (RJSC)" on 31 October, 2019 and owned Certificate of Incorporation. The 1st Board Meeting of the Company (Bangladesh Power Equipment Manufacturing Company Limited) was held on 17 November 2019. For the time being Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Company Secretary was appointed among the officials of RPCL, providing them with additional charge to run the Company.
The authorized share capital and paid up capital of Bangladesh Power Equipment Manufacturing Company Ltd is BDT 4.00 (four) crore and BDT 3.6 (three point six) crore respectively having a capacity of manufacturing 10.00 (ten) lac single phase and 1.00 (one) lac three phase smart prepaid meters per year. The Smart Prepaid Meters & Electrical Equipments manufactured by the Company, after meeting the local demands, will be exported abroad.
To establish the smart pre-payment meter assembling plant and its office, a space 19000 square ft (4th floor, south side) space in Sena Kalyan Commercial Complex situated in Tongi, Gazipur with whom, rental agreement is signed. Also the procurement of equipment for smart pre-payment meter assembling plant and the decoration work will be started soon.
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