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Cabinet body okays imports of wheat and fertiliser

Update : 10 Dec 2013, 07:35 PM

Cabinet committee on public purchase approved proposals to import wheat and fertiliser.

In the meeting held yesterday, it also okayed a proposal of appointing a consultant for a railway project.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith chaired the meeting, also attended by Minister for Land, Relief and Disaster Management Amir Hossain Amu and Minister for Industries, Housing and Public Works Tofail Ahmed.

Food Ministry made the proposal of importing 50,000 tonnes of wheat.

Vitol Asia (pvt) Ltd will supply the bulk wheat at a cost of around Tk124 crore as the price was set at US$313.92 per tonne.

Industries Ministry proposed to import 50,000 tonnes of prilled urea fertiliser.

Of the bulk import, Desh Trading Corporation will supply 25,000 tonnes of fertiliser through Chittagong Port at a cost of Tk75.14 crore as the price was set at $383.40 per tonne.

The same company will supply the rest 25,000 tonnes of fertiliser through Mongla Port at a cost of Tk75.91 crore. The price of per tonne urea fertiliser was fixed at $387.30.

Railways Ministry made a proposal to appoint SMEC in joint venture Canrail as supervision consultant for Asian Development Bank-financed Railway Sector Development Project.  

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