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Govt to import 90,000 tonnes urea, 50,000 tonnes wheat

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Govt to import 90,000 tonnes urea, 50,000 tonnes wheat

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The government on Wednesday cleared proposals to procure a total of 90,000 metric tonnes of urea fertilizer from Quatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia at a cost of Tk 3.36 billion.

At the same time, 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat will be imported from Singapore at cost of nearly Tk 1.80 billion under another procurement proposal approved by the government.

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

Fertiglobe Distribution Limited, UAE will supply 30,000 tonnes of bulk granular urea fertilizer at a cost of Tk 1.16 billion based on a proposal of Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under industries ministry.

Muntajat, Qatar will supply 30,000 tonnes of bagged granular urea fertilizer at a cost of Tk 1.12 billion under a separate proposal of the same entity.

Under another proposal of BCIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) will ship 30,000 tonnes of bulk granular urea to Bangladesh at a cost of Tk 1.09 billion.

CCGP also okayed a proposal of ministry of food to award the supply order of 50,000 tonnes wheat with 12.5 percent protein level to the lone and responsive bidder M/S Agrocorp International Pte Ltd, Singapore at a cost of Tk 1.80 billion.

MONICO Ltd, Dhaka has been awarded the public works for the development of Ramgarh land port at a cost of Tk 1.24 billion in line with a proposal of Bangladesh Land Port Authority.

The new land port is being developed under “Bangladesh Regional Connectivity Project-1: Development of Sheola, Bhomrah, Ramgarh Land Ports and Up-gradation of Security System of Benapole Land Port” project.

The Joint Venture of WOOJOO and SUNJIN, Korea was awarded consultancy work for Cox’s Bazar Airport runway extension work at a cost of Tk 413 million in line with a proposal of Civil Aviation Authority.

CCGP also gave nod to a variation proposal of the joint venture consultancy firm for Coastal Embankment Improvement Project, Phase-1. The government will pay Tk 385.7 million more to the consultants for delay in land acquisition. The Joint Venture of Royal HaskoningDHV, Netherland B.V; DHI, Denmark; DevCon., Bangladesh; DPM, Bangladesh and Institute of Water Modeling, Bangladesh bagged the work involving Tk 1.41 billion.

Another proposal was approved for supplying 33.3 million textbooks to National Curriculum and Textbook Board at a cost of Tk 738.3 million.

Supply order of 13,040 distribution transformers under lot-1 of package no G-38 of BREB’s distribution network expansion project for Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet division was given to MANS Electrical Ltd at a cost of Tk 844.2 million. 

BREB will procure some 51,359 SPC Poles under the package no-G-51 and Lot-3 from Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Ltd at a cost of Tk 712.3 million under the project for extension of distribution network for ensuring cent percent Electrification (Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet).

Biswas Trading & Construction, Dhaka has been picked up for construction of 4-storey administrative building of Sheikh Hasina University, Netrokona at a cost of Tk 1.04 billion.

Land development work of the Sheikh Hasina University was awarded to M/S Nuruzzaman Khan, Dhaka at a cost of Tk 2.40 billion.