The government is procuring a total of 90,000 tonnes of urea fertilizer from the suppliers of Bangladesh, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to meet the local demand of the essential agro input.
A meeting of Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) virtually held with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair gave nod to three separate proposals to this end.
In an online media briefing later, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin informed journalists about the outcome of the meeting.
He informed that Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation under the industries ministry will procure the fertilizer.
Under a proposal, BCIC will procure some 30,000 tonnes of granular urea fertiliser from KAFCO, Bangladesh at a cost of Tk 1.86 billion.
Under two other proposals, 30,000 tonnes of bulk prilled urea fertilizer from Muntajat, Qatar at a cost of Tk 1.89 billion and another 30,000 tonnes of bulk granular urea will be imported from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) spending Tk 1.90 billion.
Arefin said the CCGP meeting approved another proposal from the Secondary and Higher Education Division to award contracts of two packages to the joint venture of Builders Engineers Associates Ltd, Electro Global, package no-PW-6(2) and to the joint venture of MBPL and ATCL with around Tk1 billion under the project for further development of Bangladesh Agricultural University.
Earlier, a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was also held yesterday chaired by the finance minister.
It approved two separate proposals in principle including one for appointing the joint venture of BRTC, BUET and SMEC International Pty Ltd as the consultant for the Rajshahi WASA Surface Water Treatment Plant Project.
Rajshahi WASA under the Local Government Division will implement the project.
Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Shamsul Arefin said that the meeting approved another proposal in principle from the ICT Division for implementing the packages (good and public works) by the Bangladesh Diesel Plant Limited of Bangladesh Army under the Direct Procurement Method (DPM) for setting up 11 IT training and incubation centers at 11 districts.
These centers are being established under the project for setting up Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Centers being implemented by the Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority.