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Government to buy 50,000 tons of boiled rice from India

The cabinet body on purchase approved the proposal at a meeting on Wednesday, along with approving nine other proposals

Update : 04 Aug 2021, 11:23 PM

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) has approved a proposal to procure 50,000 tons of non-Basmati boiled rice.

The approval came at this year’s 26th meeting of the committee held virtually on Wednesday, with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

The committee also approved nine other purchase proposals, including that of urea fertilizer. 

Briefing reporters virtually after the meeting, the finance minister said the Department of Food under the Ministry of Food would procure 50,000 tons non-Basmati boiled rice from M/S Bagadiya Brothers Private Limited, India at a cost of around Tk160.22 crore.

The meeting also approved a proposal to procure one steel silo for rice at the cost around Tk320.23 crore, he added.

The finance minister said the meeting also approved a re-evaluation proposal of the Department of Roads and Highways for the Jhenaidah-Kushtia-Pakshi-Dashuria National Highway 4-Lane Upgradation Project by joint venture Reliable Builders Limited and Abaid Monsur Construction, at the cost of Tk145.49 crore.

Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (BANBEIS) under the Secondary and Higher Education Division would procure the construction material, machinery or equipment and service activities under the “Establishment of 160 Upazila ICT Training and Resource for Education Phase-II” project from Taihan Consortium, Korea, he added.

He mentioned that Taihan Electric Wire Company Limited is the main bidder of Taihan Consortium and the name has been changed to Taihan Cable and Solution Company Limited which was informed in the CCGP meeting.

The meeting also approved a proposal of the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under the Ministry of Industries to procure 30,000 tons of bagged granular urea fertilizer from Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Limited (KAFCO), Bangladesh with a cost of Tk111.59 crore, he added.

He informed that BCIC would procure 10,000 tons of phosphoric acid for TSP Complex Limited at a cost of Tk57.33 crore.

The meeting also approved another four proposals for the construction of multi-storey residential flats for government officers and employees at Dhaka’s Mirpur Paikpara area.

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