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Govt to procure 30,000mt bulk urea fertilizer from KSA

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  • 30 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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Govt to procure 30,000mt bulk urea fertilizer from KSA

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The government will procure 30,000 metric tonnes of bulk granular urea fertilizer from Saudi Arab for the current fiscal year (FY-22) under state agreement spending around Tk 1.24 billion.

Approval for the procurement came from at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) held virtually on Thursday with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Kamal said that Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) will import bagged granular urea fertilizer from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)  as the first lot.

A proposal of ministry of water resources was approved under which the package number WP-1 was awarded to the joint venture of BIC and SSRI, Dhaka at a cost of Tk 1.55 billion under the Mohananda River Dredging and Rubber Dam (1st revised) project at Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila.

Under another proposal, package number  WD-05 road construction work from Rajupara to Payra Port has been awarded to Spectra Engineers Ltd at a cost of around Tk  6.56 billion under the project for constructing first terminal of Payra Sea Port and ensuring ancillary facilities under the Road Transport and Highways Division.

National Curriculum and Textbooks Board (NCTB) will procure a total of 3,77,65,616 textbooks of Bangla and English versions for  class 3,4, and 5 in 52 lots from Agrani Printing Press, Kochua Press and Publications with a total cost of around Tk  1.16 billion under another approved proposal.

Under another proposal, ministry of Industries will procure Reformed Gas Waste Heat Boiler and related machineries for Jamuna Fertilizer Company Limited, Jamalpur with around Tk 566.5 million.

M Jamal and Company Ltd was awarded the package No WD-1 of establishment of Bangabandhu Medical College and Hospital, Sunamganj project at a cost of Tk 2.66 billion.