The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), the state marketing agency, will import 1.10 crore litres of soybean oil and 8,000 tonnes of lentil from private suppliers to sell those through an open market sale programme (OMS).
The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCPG) approved two separate proposals in this regard at a virtual meeting, presided over by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.
According to the proposals, placed by the Ministry of Commerce on behalf of its subordinate body, the TCB will import 1.10 crore litres of soybean oil at a cost of Tk 200.20 crore with per litre at Tk 182 while 8,000 tonnes of lentil will be procured from ETC Agro Processing Pvt Ltd, India (local agent - Export Trading BD Ltd, Dhaka) at a cost of Tk 73.96 crore.
The committee also approved three more proposals from different ministries.
A proposal from the Roads and Highways Department received the nod of the committee to award a contract for the construction of Lot No DS-3 of the WP-02 Package of the “Sasek Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Road Development” project from the joint venture of HEGO, China and Mir Akhter, Bangladesh at Tk 1,055.20 crore.
The committee approved a proposal of the Public Works Department to award a contract for electrical work of the project “Construction of 9 Residential Tower Buildings for Policemen in Dhaka Metropolitan Area” to Noorani Construction Ltd at Tk 23.20 crore.
The committee gave nod to a proposal of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh for its project “Construction of General Aviation Hangar, Hangar Apron and Apron on North Side of Fire Station at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport“ for an extension at a cost of Tk 26.79 crore.
The joint venture of BUCG, NDE and AERONESS, Bangladesh has been implementing the project as its contractor.