The government on Wednesday okayed three separate proposals for procuring a total of 80,000 tonnes of urea fertiliser.
The approval came at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.The committee approved a total of seven proposals, including three to procure the fertiliser, involving a total cost of Tk 4.74 billion. Of the procurement proposals, three were from the Ministry of Industries; two from the Road Transport and Highways Division and one each from the Energy and Mineral Resources Division and the Ministry of Water Resources.
Of the cost, around Tk 2.88 billion will come from the government fund while the rest around Tk 1.87 billion form the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and local banking sources.
Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Dr Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal informed that Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) will import 25,000 metric tonnes of bulk prield (optional) urea fertiliser from Muntajat of Qatar with around Tk 555.9 million while the BCIC will import another 25,000 metric tonnes of bulk granular urea fertiliser from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) with around Tk 555.9 million.
Dr Saleh said the BCIC will procure another 30,000 metric tonnes of bagged granular urea fertiliser from KAFCO at a cost of around Tk 621.2 million.
Besides, the CCGP meeting approved another proposal from the Energy and Mineral Resources Division to appoint an international consultancy firm in seven lots for the 2D seismic project under the “Speedy Supply Enhancement of Power and Energy (Special Provision) Act, 2010 (amended in 2020) at a cost of around Tk 137.5 million.
The CCGP meeting approved another proposal for signing the amended agreement with the consultancy firm M/S Nippon Koei Co Ltd, Japan at a cost of around Tk 132.3 million as variation cost for the ‘Flood management and improvement of livelihood in the haor region’ project.Apart from this, the meeting approved the proposal for awarding the contract of Package No WP-01 to the joint venture of M/S Jamil Iqbal, National Development Engineers Ltd and Rana Builders Private Ltd under the project to develop road from Ekotabazar of Cox’s Bazar to BNS Sheikh Hasina Base with a cost of around Taka 1.36 billion.
The CCGP meeting also approved another proposal for awarding the contract of
Package No -WP-02 to the joint venture of M/S Jamil Iqbal, National Development Engineers Ltd and Hassan Techno Builders Ltd under the same project at a cost of around Tk 1.38 billion.