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Govt's purchase committee approves 13 proposals

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The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) has approved some 13 procurement proposals including import of sugar and fertilizer.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the virtual meeting while other members of the committee attended it on Thursday.

As per the proposal placed by the Commerce Ministry, its subordinate body Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will import 12,500 tonnes of sugar from Brazil.

Local company JMI Export-Import will supply the sugar from Brazil at a total value of Tk 659.80 million with per tonne costing at $524.

State marketing agency Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) moved to import the bulk sugar amid the growing price of such essential commodity, reports UNB.

As per the proposal of the Agriculture Ministry, its subordinate body Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) will import 100,000 MT of MOP fertilizer from a Polish company at a contract value of 9.06 billion.

The Ministry of Industries placed a proposal to procure 30,000 tonnes of bagged granular urea fertiliser from local company Karnaphuli Fertiliser Company Ltd (Kafco) at contract value of Tk 1.91 billion.

Another similar proposal of the BCIC for the import of 30,000 tonnes of bulk granular urea from Muntajat of Qatar at a cost of Tk 2.01 billion under state contract also received the approval of the CCGP.

The Primary and Mass Education Ministry’s proposal to award Tk 258.90 million contract of the National Curriculum and Textbooks Board (NCTB) to different contractors for printing, binding and supplying 7.59 million of Bangla and English version of textbooks for 3d, 4th and 5th grades of students also received the nod of the CCGP.

The committee approved two separate proposals of the Shipping Ministry to award contracts for dredging of different rivers under different lots.

Three proposals of the Roads and Highways Department were placed by the Roads Transport and Highways Division for the meeting which received approval of the committee.

Of these, the Roads and Highways Department will award a Tk 2.69 billion contract to Joint Venture of 1. ICT; 2. IRD; and 3. SHELADIA to appoint a consultant for the Dhaka Dhaka-Sylhet Corridor Development project under South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (Sasec).

It will award Tk 8.96 billion contract to Joint Venture of 1. Enez, Turkey and 2. TCCL, Bangladesh for civil construction works under Lot No-DS-11 of WP-06 package of the Sasec.

A contract of Tk 5.76 billion will be awarded by the Roads and Highways Department to Sinohydro Engineering Bureau 8 Corporation Ltd., China for lot No-DSA of the package-6 of the Sasec project.

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