Monday, 18 October, 2021
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Govt to procure 90,000 MTs of fertilizer, 30,000 MTs of wheat

The government approved on Wednesday separate proposals for procuring a total of 90,000 metric tons (MTs) of fertilizer and 30,000 MTs of wheat to meet the growing demand of the country.

The approval came from the 30th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) in this year held today virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

After the meeting, the Finance Minister said while briefing reporters virtually that a total of 11 proposals were approved on Wednesday.

Asked about the subscription fee of Bangladesh as the new member of New Development Bank (NDB) and about the country's possible share at the bank, Kamal said he would inform about the matter in the next meeting.

 Replying to another question, he said Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Fatima Yasmin represented him at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) that took place at Tashkent, Uzbekistan earlier in this week.

Joining the briefing virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin said Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under the Ministry of Industries will procure some 30,000 MTs of bulk granular urea fertilizer from Fertiglobe Distribution Limited in the UAE with around Taka 115.16 crore. The price of per MT urea fertilizer will be US$450.83.

He said BCIC under the Ministry of Industries would procure another 30,000 MTs of bagged granular urea fertilizer from Muntajat, Qatar with around Taka 111.72 crore where the price of per metric ton of fertilizer would be US$436.83.

Besides, the BCIC under the Ministry of Industries would procure another 30,000 MTs of bulk granular urea fertilizer from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) with around Taka 108.91 crore with the per metric ton of fertilizer costing US$425.83.

The CCGP meeting today gave go ahead to a proposal from the Ministry of Food for procuring 50,000 MTs of wheat (12.5 percent protein enriched) under the package three through international quotation from M/S Agrocorp International Pte Ltd Singapore with around Taka 179.51 crore where the price for per metric ton of wheat would be US$421.38.

The day's meeting approved another proposal from the Ministry of Shipping for awarding the public works of "Development of Ramgarh Land Port" to the lowest responsive bidder MONICO Ltd, Dhaka with around Taka 123.92 crore under the project titled "Bangladesh Regional Connectivity Project-1: Development of Sheola, Bhomrah, Ramgarh Land Ports and Up-Gradation of Security System of Benapole Land Port".

Following a proposal from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, the meeting decided to appoint the joint venture of WOOJOO and SUNJIN, Korea as the consultant firm with around Taka 41.30 crore for the extension of runway of Cox's Bazar Airport.

In expense to a proposal from the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, the CCGP meeting decided to ensure printing, binding and supplying of some 33,21,190 copies of textbooks of both Bangla and English versions of class 3,4 and 5 from the lowest responsive bidder with around Taka 73.83 crore.

Shamsul said Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) under the Power Division will procure some 13,040 distribution transformers under the package no-G-38 and Lot-1 from MANS Electrical Ltd with around Taka 84.43 crore under the project for Extension of distribution network for ensuring cent percent Electrification (Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet Divisions).

Following another proposal from the Power Division, BREB will procure some 51,359 SPC Poles under the package no-G-51 and Lot-3 from Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Ltd with around Taka 71.23 crore under the project for extension of distribution network for ensuring cent percent Electrification (Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet).

Meanwhile, following a proposal from the Secondary and Higher Education Division, the day's CCGP meeting decided to award M/S Nuruzzaman Khan, Dhaka as the bidder for developing some 498.45 acres of land with around Taka 239.55 crore for setting up Sheikh Hasina University, Netrakona.