The government will procure some 90,000 metric tons of fertiliser to meet the growing demand in the country.
The approval came from the 36th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) this year held on Wednesday virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the virtual meeting, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin said that the meeting approved three separate proposals under which the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under the Ministry of Industries would procure some 90,000 metric tons of fertiliser.
He said the BCIC would procure some 30,000 metric tons of granular urea fertiliser from KAFCO, Bangladesh with around Tk 1.85 billion, another 30,000 metric tons of bulk prield urea fertiliser from Muntajat, Qatar with around Tk 1.89 billion and the rest of 30,000 metric tons of bulk granular urea fertiliser from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) with around Tk 1.90 billion.
Arefin said the CCGP meeting approved another proposal from the Secondary and Higher Education Division for awarding the contracts of two packages to the joint venture of The Builders Engineers Associates Ltd, Electro Global, package no-PW-6(2), and to the joint venture of MBPL and ATCL with around Tk 1.0 billion under the project for further development of Bangladesh Agricultural University.
He also informed that a proposal from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) for procuring tabs was withdrawn from the meeting and it is likely to be submitted again before the next meeting.