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Govt to procure 80,000 tonnes fertiliser, 2.20cr litres soybean oil

BSS . Dhaka
30 Nov 2022 16:44:42 | Update: 30 Nov 2022 19:14:39
Govt to procure 80,000 tonnes fertiliser, 2.20cr litres soybean oil
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The government on Wednesday approved separate proposals for procuring some 80,000 tonnes of fertiliser and 2.20 crore litres of soybean oil to meet the country’s growing demand.

The approval came from the 36th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) this year held Wednesday virtually, with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Sayeed Mahbub Khan said that a total of six proposals were approved in the meeting.

Following a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) would procure some 50,000 tonnes of MOP fertiliser from Canadian Commercial Corporation under the 9th lot under a state-level agreement, he said

The lot would cost around Tk 358.48 crore. Per tonne of fertiliser will cost $679.65 against the previous price of $778.15.

Sayeed said BADC would also procure some 30,000 tonnes of TSP fertiliser from OCP, SA, Morocco under the 10th lot under a state-level agreement with around Tk 150.67 crore. The price of per tonne fertiliser will be $474 against the previous price of $678.25.

He said that the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) under the Ministry of Commerce would procure some 2.20 crore litres of soybean oil, with an overall cost of around Tk 298.93 crore.

The price of per litre soybean oil would cost Tk 156.98, down from the previous consignment price of Tk 162.94.

Sayeed Mahbub Khan said that the CCGP meeting also approved three proposals from the Dhaka WASA under the Local Government Division.

He said that package number WD-2 under the "Dhaka Sanitation Improvement Project (DSIP)" has been awarded to the joint venture of CCECC, China, SafBon, China and SMEDI, China with around Tk 420.06 crore.

Sayeed said the CCGP meeting decided that the joint venture of Gypsum Structural India Pvt Ltd, India, EMIT Group Ercole Marelli Technologici, Italy, and Khilari Infrastructure Private Ltd India, will implement package number WD-3 with around Tk 229.72 crore under the DSIP project.

Besides, he informed that DOHWA Engineering Co Ltd, Korea will act as the consultant for the DSIP project with around Tk 70.77 crore.