Govt approves import of 50,000 tonnes wheat

30,000MT of diesel purchase from India also okayed

Staff Correspondent

14 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Govt approves import of 50,000 tonnes wheat

The government on Wednesday cleared a proposal for procuring 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat from Singapore to expand its food stock.

The wheat will be procured at a cost of nearly Tk 1.39 billion from M/S Agrocorp International Pte Ltd. Singapore that has bagged the supply order through an international bidding.

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

Later, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Dr Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal briefed journalists about the decision of the meeting.

Per tonne of wheat will cost the government $326.92 and per kilogram Tk 27.82 on calculation of Tk 84.80 Taka-US dollar exchange rate, he informed.

In total, CCGP okayed five procurement proposals that also include a proposal for importing 30,000 tonnes of diesel from India.

Energy and mineral resources division will procure the diesel from Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) located in Assam, India on G2G basis at a cost of nearly Tk 1.08 billion during January-June period. A retrospective approval was given to the award of Tk 1.55 billion public works job of Rural Development Academy,  Bogra to Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory, Gazipur.

The procurement is being done as part of construction work of Gopalganj, Ranpur and Bogra sites being carried out under Palli Janapad project.

CCGP gave nod to a proposal for providing additional Tk 1.303 million to Joint Venture of Xeron India Ltd, IOE (Bangladesh) Ltd and TOP Image System (Germany) as procurement variation for a consultation job. The consultation is being provided to National Household Database (NHD) (3rd revised) project being implemented by Statistics and Informatics Division (SID). 

A joint venture of The Civil Engineers Ltd, National Development Engineers Ltd and Banga Builders Ltd was given the W-2 (a) lot public works job of constructing a 20-storey building at the secretariat. Approved cost of the work by the CCGP is Tk 1.94 billion.