Tk 35.84bn fuel oil purchase proposal okayed

Staff Correspondent

26 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The government on Wednesday approved a proposal for procuring different types of fuel oil from Singapore at a cost of Tk 35.84 billion.

The approval came from a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) held virtually with Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq in the chair.

Under the proposal, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) will procure gas oil (diesel), Jet A-1, furnace oil, mogas (octane) and marine fuel for the January-June period of the next year.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Dr Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal informed that BPC would procure fuel oil from Unipay Singapore Pvt Limited, Singapore and Vital Asia Private Ltd, Singapore.

Saleh said that the industries ministry would procure 30,000 metric tonnes of bagged granular urea fertiliser from KAFCO, Bangladesh for the current fiscal year (FY21) with a cost of around Tk 635.8 million.

Besides, two separate proposals for procuring fertiliser were also approved in the day’s meeting.

Industries ministry will procure 25,000 metric tonnes of bulk granular (optional) urea fertilizer from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in the current fiscal year (FY21) with around Tk 556.9 million while another 25,000 metric tonnes of bulk prilled (optional) urea fertilizer will be procured from Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat), QPJSC Qatar in the current fiscal year with around Tk 555.8 million.

Saleh said the meeting approved a proposal for procuring conductor, ACSR and Bare from Meghna Star Cables and Electrical Appliances Ltd under the Lot 1 of package No DNE (W)-G-48 to be implemented under the project titled “Expansion of distribution network for cent percent Rural Electrification (Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna and Barishal Divisions), 1st revised” with around Tk 696.9m.

He said another proposal from the Power Division for procuring 600V conductor and insulated from M/S Rangpur Metal Industries Limited under the Lot No 3 of package No DNE (W) G-48 to be implemented under the project titled “Expansion of distribution network for cent percent Rural Electrification (Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna and Barishal Divisions), 1st revised” got approval in the CCGP meeting with around Tk 461.1m.

The Cabinet Division Additional Secretary said the CCGP meeting also gave nod to another proposal from the Power Division to procure 11 KV and 33 KV underground cable from Poly Cable Industries Ltd under Lot 3 of package No DNE (W) -G-31 under the same project at a cost of Tk 206m.

Apart from this, another proposal from the Secondary and Higher Education Division to print, binding and supplying 4,65,535 free text books at secondary level (Bangla and English versions), Ebtedaye and Dakhil stage for the next academic year by the Simanto Press and Publications Limited was also approved at a cost of Tk 51,05,122.

Meanwhile, the meeting on Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs was held yesterday virtually with Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmood in the chair.

Saleh said the meeting approved three proposals in principle for following the Direct Procurement Method (DPM).

Under the first proposal from the Ministry of Food, around 3 lakh household silos will be procured under the project for supplying household silos for conserving safe food for the poor, lagging behind small ethnic groups and people from disaster-prone areas of the country.


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