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Proposals to procure wheat, fertiliser okayed

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 21 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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The government of Bangladesh will procure 50,000 tonnes of wheat and 30,000 tonnes of granular urea fertiliser to meet the country’s demand for food and agricultural input.

The procurement proposals were approved at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair on Wednesday.

Under a proposal, the Ministry of Food will procure 50,000 tonnes of wheat from M/S Agrocorp International Pte Ltd, Singapore for the current fiscal year, involving around Tk 2.10 billion, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Sabirul Islam said at an online news briefing later.

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) would procure 30,000 tonnes of granular urea fertiliser from SABIC Agri-nutrients Company, Saudi Arabia

in a second lot under a state-level agreement. The cost will be around Tk 1.68 billion.

Sabirul said the meeting also decided to appoint the joint venture of

Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd, Canada, Euro Consultant Mott Macdonald,

Netherlands as the consultant with around Tk 1.28 billion for the Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Programme (Project-2).

He said that the meeting gave nod to four proposals from the Ministry of Shipping.

Md Sabirul Islam said that the Mongla Port Authority would procure the design, supply, and installation of port reception facility from Lamor Corporation PLC, Finland at around Tk 1.11 billion.

Two oil recovery vessels including oil schemer, boom and ancillary equipment will also be procured from Lamor Corporation PLC, Finland at around Tk 810 million.

The vessels will be procured under themodern waste and released oil management project.

The Mongla Port Authority would also import a modern MARIPOL Waste Collection Vessel from Lamor Corporation PLC, Finland at around Tk 947.1 million.

Besides, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will

import a trailing suction hoper dredger from Scheepswerf Gebroeders Kooiman BV Lindtsedijk, Netherlands, worth Tk 2.36 billion.

The additional secretary also informed that the meeting approved two other proposals from the  Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism for re-tendering those as well as a  variation proposal from the Local Government Division.

Earlier, a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was also held virtually. But it did not approve the lone proposal from the Power Division.