Ten trucks will sell essential commodities at a fixed price
Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) is going to start an open market sale of essential commodities, at fair prices, in Chittagong.
Starting on Tuesday, the open market sale will sell sugar, red lentil, and edible oil from trucks in the city.
The TCB-fixed price of sugar is Tk47 per kilogram, edible oil is Tk85 per litre, and red lentil is Tk44 per kilogram.
A person may buy up to 4kg of sugar, 4kg of red lentil, and 5 litres of edible oil at a time.
A total of ten trucks will sell the essential commodities in 30 strategically-placed points of the port city.
Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Regional Chief of TCB Chittagong Jamal Uddin Ahmed said that the state-run corporation has decided to sell three essential items in the port city from Tuesday so that low-income people may buy the commodities at fair prices before, and during, Ramadan.
“The TCB will start selling chickpeas to consumers five days ahead of Ramadan. Apart from the selected points in the city, the consumers may also collect essential commodities from the Chittagong TCB sales centre,” the TCB official said.
There are a total of 307 TCB dealers in Chittagong.