Govt to procure 30,000 tonnes of urea

Staff Correspondent

25 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The government is going to procure 30,000 tonnes of urea at a cost of Tk 907.2 million to meet the local demand for the essential farming input.

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase at a meeting on Wednesday approved a total of four procurement proposals involving nearly Tk 4.41 billion, including the one to purchase fertliser.

The meeting was held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) will procure 30,000 tonnes of bagged granular urea from the Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Limited (KAFCO), Cabinet Division’s Additional Secretary Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal said at an online briefing after the meeting.

Each tonne fertiliser will cost the government $356 with an exchange rate of Tk 84.95 against US dollar taken into consideration, he said.

Under another approved proposal, construction firm Mir Akhter Hossain Ltd was awarded WP-4 package of the “Upgradation of the District Highways with proper standard and width from Dhaka’s Keraniganj to Munshiganj’s Hasara” project under the Road Transport and Highways Division at a cost of Tk 1.80 billion.

Besides, in another proposal approved in the meeting, Saleh said, the joint venture of Ataur Rahman Khan Ltd and Mahabub Brothers Pvt Ltd will implement the MB-1 lot of the “Museum Building Expansion and Construction of Other Physical Infrastructure  

of the Bangladesh Folk Art and Crafts Foundation” project under Housing and Public Works Ministry at a cost of Tk 891.7 million.

The meeting also approved another proposal under which Taher Brothers Ltd and Hossain Construction Pvt Ltd will implement the package-1 of the “National Revenue Bhaban Construction (First Amendment)” project under Housing and Public Works Ministry involving Tk 807.5 million.