The government has approved separate proposals for procuring some 80,000 tonnes of fertilizer and 2.20 crore litres of soybean oil to meet the growing demand of 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 meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Sayeed Mahbub Khan said that a total of six proposals were approved today in the day's meeting, reports BSS.
He said following a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) would procure some 50,000 tonnes of MOP fertiliser from Canadian Commercial Corporation under the 9th lot under state-level agreement with around Tk 3.58 billion.
Per tonne fertiliser will cost $679.65 against the previous price of $778.15.
Sayeed said BADC would also procure some 30,000 tonnes of TSP fertiliser from OCP, SA, Morocco under the 10th lot under a state-level agreement with around Tk 1.50 billion. The price of per ton fertiliser will be $474 against the previous price of $678.25.
He said that the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) under the Ministry of Commerce would procure some 22.0 million litres of soybean oil with an overall cost of around Tk 2.98 billion.
The price of per litre soybean oil would cost Tk 156.98 down from the previous consignment price of Tk 162.94.
The Cabinet Division Additional Secretary said that the CCGP meeting also approved three proposals from the Dhaka WASA under the Local Government Division.
He said that package number WD-2 under the "Dhaka Sanitation Improvement Project (DSIP)" has been awarded to the joint venture of CCECC, China, SafBon, China and SMEDI, China with around Tk 4.20 billion.
Sayeed said the day's CCGP meeting decided that the joint venture of Gypsum Structural India Pvt. Ltd, India; EMIT Group Ercole Marelli Technologici, Italy Khilari Infrastructure Private Ltd. India will implement package number WD-3 with around Tk 2.29 billion. under the DSIP project.
Besides, he said that DOHWA Engineering Co Ltd Korea will act as the consultant for the DSIP project with around Tk 707.70 million.