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BMTF to supply 3cr blank smart cards to EC

TCB gets nod to import sugar at Tk 82.92 per kg, soybean oil Tk 146.10 per litre
UNB . Dhaka
09 May 2023 19:22:48 | Update: 09 May 2023 21:38:33
BMTF to supply 3cr blank smart cards to EC
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Bangladesh Army-run Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Limited (BMTF) will supply 3 crore blank smart cards to the Election Commission (EC).

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) in a meeting on Tuesday approved the proposal along with some others from different ministries.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the virtual meeting.

As per the proposal, the BMTF will supply the smart cards under the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services (Second Phase) project of the Arms Forces Division of the Prime Minister's Office at a contract value of Tk 406.50 crore.

Under other proposals, approved by the CCGP, the state-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will import 12,500 tonnes of sugar and 1.10 crore litres of soybean oil for its ongoing programme to sell those in open market.

Each kg of sugar will cost Tk 82.92 while soybean oil will cost Tk 146.10 per litre

Of these, Smart Matrix Pte, Ltd, Singapore (local agent Mark Line Enterprise, Dhaka) will supply 12,500 tonnes of sugar at Tk 66.79 crore while the Guven Traders Ptv Ltd, India (local agent HH Enterprise, Dhaka) will supply 1.10 crore of soybean oil at Tk 148.30 crore.

Supplier Smart Matrix Pte, Ltd was selected for sugar supply through an international bidding process while the Guven Traders Ptv Ltd was chosen by the TCB through direct procurement method without any bidding process.

The cabinet body approved a number of proposals of the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) under the Road Transport and Highways Division to award contracts for road constructions.

Of these, the joint venture of (1) SRBG, China; and (2) and BTC, Bangladesh won a contract of the Lot No DS-7 under Package No WP-04 of the Project "Sasec Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Road Development" at Tk 947.74 crore.

The joint venture of (1) CSCEC7, China; and (2) Spectra Engineers Ltd, Bangladesh won the contract of the Lot No DS-8 under Package No WP-04 of the project “Sasec Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Road Development” at Tk 1,178.68 crore.

The RHD selected Taher Brothers Ltd to award the contract for “Upgradation of Gouripur-Anandganj-Madhupur-Dewanganj Bazar-Hosenpur District Highway to the proper standard” at a value of Tk 131.47 crore.

The RHD selected joint venture of (1) Mozahar Enterprise Pvt Ltd, (2) National Development Engineers Ltd, and (3) Sagar Info Builders Ltd for Package No PW-01 of "Sherpur (Kanasakhola)-Bhimganj-Narayankhola-Rambhadrapur-Mymensingh (Rahmatpur) Road Development'' project at Tk 149.99 crore.

The joint venture of (1) National Development Engineers Ltd, and (2) Hasan Techno Builders Ltd, has been selected by the RHD for the package No PW-02 of the "Sherpur (Kanasakhola)-Bhimganj-Narayankhola-Rambhadrapur-Mymensingh (Rahmatpur) Road Development" at a contract value of Tk 180 crore.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs at a meeting approved in principle a proposal of the Directorate General of Health Services to procure Firstline TB Drugs, Medical and Surgical Supplies and Laboratory Equipment from the Essential Drugs Company Limited through the direct purchase method (DPM) without a bidding process.

The drugs, services and equipment will be procured for the "Health and Gender Support in Cox's Bazar District (Second Revised)" project under the United Nations Office for Project Services.