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Food Ministry to buy 10m jute bags from BJMC

  • Published at 10:41 pm May 22nd, 2019
File photo of a jute mill Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

It also approves 3.77MW solar power plant in Pabna

The Food Ministry will purchase 10 million jute hessian bags from Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) as a Cabinet body has approved a proposal to this end.

At a meeting, the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair also approved a number of procurement proposals of different ministries.

As per the Food Ministry's proposal, the Food Department will have to pay Tk54 crore for procuring 10 million jute hessian bags, reports UNB.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, the finance minister said although some workers and employees of the state-owned jute mills are on a movement for arrears, it will be possible to supply the bags as per the requirement as still 44,000 workers are working at different mills getting regular salaries.

Committee approves 3.77MW solar power plant in Pabna

The committee also approved a proposal of the Power Division to set up a 3.77MW solar power plant in the Bera upazila of the Pabna district in the private sector.

Mostafa Motor Limited and Solarland Electric Science and Technology will jointly establish the plant from which state-owned Power Development Board (PDB) will purchase electricity for the next 20 years at a levelled tariff of Tk8.59 per kilowatt hour.

The committee gave its go-ahead to a proposal of the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry to construct a bridge over the Dudhkumar River on the  Bhurungamari- Sonaihat- Vitarband- Nageswari highway.

MM Builders won the contract to construct the bridge at a cost of Tk135 crore.