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Govt to procure 90,000 MTs of fertiliser, 2.25cr litres of soybean oil

Govt to procure 90,000 MTs of fertiliser, 2.25cr litres of soybean oil

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The government on Wednesday approved separate proposals for procuring some 90,000 metric tons of fertilizer, 15,000 metric tons of lentil and 2.25 crore litres of soybean oil to meet the growing demand of the country, reports BSS.

The approvals came from the 27th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) in this year held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Abdul Barik informed that following two proposals from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) would procure some 50,000 metric tons of MOP fertilizer from Canadian Commercial Corporation under the 3rd lot with around Taka 386.20 crore.

The BADC will procure another 40,000 metric tons of DAP fertilizer from OCP, SA, Morocco with around Taka 296.94 crore.

In three separate proposals, Barik said the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) would procure some 15,000 metric tons of lentil with per KG lentil costing Taka 110. The TCB will procure 5,000 metric tons of lentil from Blue Sky Enterprise, Dhaka with Taka 55 crore, another 5,000 metric tons of lentil from Masud & Brothers, Chattogram with Taka 55 crore and another consignment of 5,000 metric tons of lentil from Ruby Food Products Ltd Chattogram with around Taka 55 crore.

Meanwhile, the TCB in separate proposals would also procure some 2.25 crore litres of soybean oil from different sources of which the state-run corporation would procure some 30 lakh litres of soybean oil under DPM method from Bashundhara Multi Food Products Ltd Dhaka with around Taka 54.90 crore, and 55 lakh litres of soybean oil from City Edible Oil Limited Dhaka under DPM method with around Taka 101.75 crore.

Besides, the TCB will procure some 55 lakh litres of soybean oil from Meghna Edible Oil Refinery Ltd Dhaka under DPM method with around Taka 101.75 crore and another 30 lakh litres of pet bottled soybean oil from the same company under open tender method with Taka 54.88 crore where per litre pet bottle would cost Taka 182.95.

Barik said the TCB would also procure some 55 lakh litres of soybean oil from Super Oil Refinery Ltd Dhaka under DPM method with around Taka 101.75 crore.

The Cabinet Division Additional Secretary said that the day’s CCGP meeting approved another proposal under which the Genex Infosys Ltd would install some 3 lakh electronic fiscal devices under three lots in Dhaka metropolitan, rest of Dhaka and in Chattogram region in three years to collect VAT related information and thus convey those to the government.

He informed that they got the contract under open tender method and there is no financial involvement of the government under such contract.

The Genex Infosys Ltd would get 0.52 percent commission under 1st lot, 0.529 percent commission under the 2nd lot while 0.538 percent commission under the 3rd lot.

Apart from this, the day’s CCGP meeting gave nod to another proposal from the Information and Communication Technology Division under which the rates of services and distribution method has been finalized for rendering the services through using the ‘Porichoy platform.

The meeting also approved one proposal from the Ministry of Water Resources, one variation proposal from the Bridges Division and two proposals from the Road Transport and Highways Division.