TCB to start selling commodities Ramadan essentials from Tuesday

Published: April 22, 2019 16:54:55 | Updated: April 24, 2019 10:31:08

State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start selling three essential commodities at a subsidised rate across the country on Tuesday for the convenience of people during Ramadan.

The three essential commodities are soyabean oil, pulse and sugar.

TCB information officer Humayun Kabir said that they have completed all the preparations to start the sale, reports UNB.

 “We’ll start selling essentials across the country, including the capital, on Tuesday at lower prices compared to those at the retail markets,” he said.

The TCB spokesperson said they will sell around 1500 metric tonnes of chickpea and 100 metric tonnes of dates this year in Ramadan.

 “We sell oil and sugar round the year. So, we’ve enough stock of these items. However, we’ll come up with details about the essentials, including their prices, later.”

Humayun Kabir further said, “We’ve the stock of oil and lentils two or three times more than that of the dealers’ demand. Hope, customers will get products as per their requirement. The sale will continue till the last day of Ramadan.”

Under the Open Market Sale (OMS) initiative, the TCB usually distributes five essentials -- soybean oil, sugar, red lentils, grams and dates -- during Ramadan.

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