At least 5,000 routers, 5,000 network switches and other equipment will also be purchased for the institutions
The Department of Information and Communication Technology will purchase 85,000 laptops for 5,000 educational institutions across the country.
The laptops will be procured under the Sheikh Russel Digital Lab Installation Project (Purchase-2) at a cost of Tk487.21 crore.
The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase approved a proposal by the ICT Division in this regard at a meeting on Thursday, held with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.
The proposal also includes the purchase of 5,000 routers, 5,000 network switches and other equipment to be supplied and installed by the supplier at the same cost.
The state-owned Telephone Shilpa Sangshad Ltd (TSS) will supply the laptops and install the labs.
The committee approved another proposal, placed by the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, to construct a multi-storied building on the premises of Officers Club, Dhaka.
In addition to this, Padma Associates & Engineers Ltd won the contract of Tk164.14 crore awarded by the Public Works Department (PWD).