Govt okays Tk 3.34bn purchase proposals

Staff Correspondent

24 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) has approved four procurement proposals involving Tk 3.34 billion, including one for procuring 25,000 metric tonnes of urea fertilizer with a cost of around Tk 612.2 million.

The approval came from the 23rd CCGP meeting in the current year held virtually on Wednesday with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Of the total procurement cost, over Tk 2.29 crore will come from GoB fund while the rest of Tka 1.05 billion from the World Bank and other local banking sources, the finance minister said at an online press briefing later.

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) will procure 25,000 metric tonnes of bagged granular urea fertilizer from Muntajat of Qatar, Kamal informed.

CCGP also approved a proposal for awarding consultancy work to joint venture consultants of Dohwa Engineering Co Ltd, Junglim Architecture Co Ltd Korea, Dev Consultants Ltd, Bangladesh, Design Planning & Management Consultants Ltd and Tanya Karim NR Khan and Associates under the Dhaka City Neighborhood Upgrading Project (DCNUP) at a cost of around Tk 439.6 million.

The meeting also approved a proposal for awarding the works of Package No WD-03 under the Upgradation of Jhenidah-Kushtia-Pakshi-Dashuria National Highway and Kushtia town portion into a four-lane and the rest portion into due standard to the lowest bidder Jahirul Limited with a cost of around Taka 141.26 crore.

Besides, the CCGP approved another proposal from the DAP Fertilizer Company Ltd under the BCIC to procure 30,000 metric tonnes of phosphoric acid spending around Tk 879.7 million.

Answering to a question, the finance minister said the CCGP has emphasised the need for framing a master plan highlighting the needs for Roads across the country for the next 10 to 50 years.

He said that the master plan should be framed in line with the ideas as expressed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last ECNEC meeting.

Kamal informed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last ECNEC meeting had asked the authorities concerned to maintain due quality of Roads alongside putting due importance on the maintenance of Roads.

“To materialise the gist of the Premier’s directive and also to make it more meaningful, the master plan will be framed for the whole country,” added Kamal. The Finance Minister also informed that the meeting did not approve a proposal for the work under the Shariutpur (Manohor Bazar)-Ibrahimpur Ferryghat road development project as only a bidder had responded.

He said the tender would be floated afresh in this regard to get competitive price.