The e-CAB Digital Hut is selling the TCB products through its eight organizations at fair prices to the middle-class families
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Monday said that the fair price products of state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) would reach the homes of middle-class families through e-commerce.
“TCB is selling essential items across the country at fair prices through trucks. The government has taken a decision to sell four essential items like edible oil, chickpea, sugar, and lentil so that the middle-class families are not deprived of the products,” he said.
The commerce minister was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the operations of “Mahe Ramjan e Ghore Boshe Shostir Bazar,” organized by the e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB).
Tipu observed that the e-commerce workers are delivering products by risking their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is an act of benevolence; it is a praiseworthy act through which people are getting the facility to buy products while staying at home,” he added.
He also opined that e-commerce could gain popularity within short time thanks to materialization of Digital Bangladesh as per the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The commerce minister said transactions worth Tk16,000 crore took place through online last year, adding that the government has taken all necessary steps to support e commerce.
He also informed that the government has taken all necessary initiatives so that no errors can take place in the e-commerce business.
The e-CAB Digital Hut is selling the TCB products through its eight organizations at fair prices to the middle-class families.
The four products will be sold till May 6.
The price of per litre edible oil will be Tk108, and per kg sugar, chickpea and lentil will be sold at Tk58 each.
Each consumer will be able to buy maximum 5 litres of edible oil, 3kg each sugar, chickpeas and lentil per week where the delivery charge inside Dhaka will be Taka 30 and outside Dhaka Taka 40.
Initially such facility would be available in Dhaka, Tangail and Sirajganj districts.
Senior Secretary of Commerce Dr Md Jafar Uddin spoke at the function as special guest.
The event was chaired by e-CAB President Shomi Kaiser.