Food ministry to purchase 10 million jute bags from BJMC

Published: May 22, 2019 22:10:08 | Updated: May 23, 2019 19:17:08

The Ministry of Food will purchase 10 million jute bags from the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) as a cabinet body approved a proposal on Wednesday 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, reports UNB.

As per the Food Ministry’s proposal, the Food Department will have to pay Tk 540 million for procuring 10 million jute hessian bags.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, the finance minister said although some workers and employees of 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.

The committee approved a proposal of the Power Division to set up a 3.77 MW solar power plant in Bera upazila of 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. The tariff rate will be of Tk 8.59 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 at Bhurungamari-Sonaihat-Vitarband-Nageswari highway.

MM Builders won the contract to construct the bridge at a cost of Tk 1.35 billion.

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