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Govt to procure 90,000 tonnes urea fertiliser

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  • 11 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Govt to procure 90,000 tonnes urea fertiliser

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The government has given nod to proposals for procuring 90,000 metric tonnes of urea fertilizer from abroad and local source to meet growing demand for the essential farm input in the country.

The approval for three separate proposals in this regard came at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) on Wednesday held with Finance Minster AHM Mustafa Kamal.

The meeting approved a total of eight procurement proposals, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin informed in a virtual media briefing later.

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) will import some 30,000 tonnes of bulk granular urea fertilizer from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia under 10th lot involving Tk 2.06 billion with  $778.67 price per tonne.

Under another proposal, It will also import 30,000 tons of prilled urea fertilizer from the company under 1th lot spending Tk 2 billion.  The price for per metric tonne would be $802.

Another 30,000 tonnes of bagged granular urea fertilizer will be purchased from KAFCO, Bangladesh under 8th lot where per metric tonne fertilizer will cost  $767.50.

 The meeting decided to award the work of Lot No 1 (C) of the project for constructing Narsingdi District Jail to Biswas Trading and Construction Ltd with around Tk 600m, Shamsul informed. 

He informed that following a proposal from the Local Government Division, the meeting decided to appoint the joint venture of Dohwa Engineering Company Ltd, Korea, Dev Consultants Ltd, Bangladesh, Institute of Water Modeling,

Bangladesh and the BETS Consulting Services Ltd as consultants with around Tk 713.8 million for implementing the Khulna Sewerage System Development Project.

  Besides, the meeting decided that spares and consumables for schedule maintenance for gas turbine and gas turbine generator would be procured from General Electric Global Parts and Products GmbH, Switzerland with around Tk 3.02 billion for 4th unit of re-powered combined cycle power plant at Ghorashal in Narsingdi.

 The CCGP meeting also approved two increased variation proposals from the Road Transport and Highways Division and the Ministry of Shipping. Earlier, a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was also held chaired by the finance minister. CCEA approved a proposal in principle for appointing a Chinese consortium as the investor for implementing the Rampura-Amulia-Demra highway project into four lane under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.

A Consortium of China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCCL) and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) will implement the upgradation of four-lane project on PPP basis under the Road Transport and Highways Division, the finance minister told reporters. The estimated cost of the project is around Tk 20.93 billion which would be entirely invested by the Chinese consortium. Besides, the consortium will also maintain the highway for 25 years, he added.