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Govt approves import of 90,000 tonnes of fertilisers, other proposals 

| Updated: September 28, 2022 20:23:30

File photo used for representation purpose (Collected) File photo used for representation purpose (Collected)

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase in a virtual meeting on Wednesday approved a number of proposals including the import of 90,000 tonnes of fertiliser. 

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the virtual meeting. 

The Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) will buy entire fertilisers in three separate lots from three different companies under separate contracts, reports UNB. 

As per the proposals, some 30,000 tonnes of bagged granular urea fertiliser will be procured from Karnaphuli Fertiliser Company (Kafco) at a cost of Tk 1.97 billion while another 30,000 tonnes of bulk granullar urea from Muntajat of Qatar at a cost of Tk 2.0 billion. 

The remaining 30,000 tonnes will be imported by the BCIC from SABIC Agri-nutrients Company of Saudia Arabia at the same price. 

The BCIC will also import 30,000 tonnes of phosphoric acid at Tk 2.33 billion for its DAP Fertiliser Company Limited. 

The committee approved a proposal of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division's proposal to appoint the Joint Venture of (1) Dohatec Media Bangladesh; and (2) GSS Infotech Ltd. India as a consultant for its Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement project at a contract value of Tk 512.3 million. 

A proposal of the Public Works Department under the Housing and Public Works Ministry received a nod for its proposal to award a contract to The Engineers & Architects Ltd., to build a 14-story residential building at Tk 1.44 billion. 


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