The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) on Thursday approved 11 proposals, including the extension of four rental power plants and the import of 200,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar.
Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque presided over the meeting.
Officials said the rental power plants are 100 megawatts (MW) Julda, Chattogram, plant of Acorn Infrastructure Services Ltd, 50MW Katakhali, Rajshahi power plant of Northern Power Solutions Ltd, 100MW Keraniganj plant of PowerPac Mutiara Keraniganj Power Plant Ltd and 50MW Amnura, Chapainawabganj plant of Sinha Power Generation Company Ltd.
They said the four HFO-based power plants received the approval for two-year extension of their contracts under which the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will purchase electricity for the next two years.
The day's CCGP meeting also approved a proposal from the Ministry of Food to import 200,000 metric tons of white rice (Atop) from Myanmar under a G-to-G contract.
The entire consignment will cost a total of $90.1 million while per ton will cost $465.50.
The Cabinet committee also approved separate proposals on the import of a total of 115,000 tonnes of fertiliser.
Of these, 50,000 tonnes of MOP fertiliser from Canadian Commercial Corporation, 40,000 tonnes of DAP fertiliser from Maadeen of Saudi Arabia and 25,000 tonnes of TSP fertiliser from GCT of Tunisia will be imported by the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) under the Ministry of Agriculture.