Dhaka, Nov. 22 -- The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has proposed a staggering Tk 228.52 million for some non-essentials as part of its power supply to Hatiya and three other southern islands.

Under the preparatory work, insiders said, the state-owned power producer will construct two rest houses, two office buildings and a dormitory at Hatiya.

It has also sought to spend Tk 20.46 million on buying luxury cars, Tk 13.04 million for consultants and Tk 7.2 million for local and foreign training.

Even Tk 170 million has been proposed for local transport and Tk 441.07 million for tax and VAT payment, people familiar with the project told the FE.

The BPDB has recently undertaken a Tk 4.12-billion project for 100 per cent sustain...