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Government to procure 50,000 tons of non-Basmati boiled rice from India

  • Published at 01:10 pm June 23rd, 2021
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Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase approves 16 proposals

The government will procure 50,000 tons of non-Basmati boiled rice from M/S Bagadiya Brothers Private Ltd, India for around Tk169.56 crore.

The approval came from the 22nd meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) this year, held virtually on Wednesday with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters virtually after the meeting, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin said the price of rice per ton would be $399.90 while the price per kg is Tk33.91.

Shamsul said the day’s CCGP meeting approved a total of 16 proposals including 10 proposals from the Power Division, 2 proposals from the Road Transport and Highways Division, and one each from the Ministry of Railways, the Ministry of Food, the Public Security Division and the Local Government Division.

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He said under the proposal from the Local Government Division, the joint venture of Mott MacDonald Limited, Euroconsult Mott MacDonald Artelia SWECO Denmark A/S, AQUA Consultants and Associates Limited and Associates for Development Services Limited have been appointed as the project management consultant (PMC) for component 1 and 3 with Tk169.35 crore under the Sayedabad Water Treatment Plant project (phase 3).

Shamsul informed that in another proposal, RAB of the Bangladesh Police would procure GSM UMTS Vehicular Active Support System from Threesixty Technologies, Delhaze Ltd and Panmark Impex Pte Ltd, Dhaka with around Tk29.64 crore.

Prior to the CCGP meeting, the meeting on the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs was held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Shamsul informed that the meeting gave approval in principle to two proposals including one for signing Master Sale and Purchase Agreement (MSPA) with four firms for procuring LNG from the spot market by Petrobangla.

These four firms are ITOCHU Corporation, Japan, Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore, Shell International Trading Middle East Ltd, Dubai, and Total Gas and Power Ltd, UK.

Besides, the meeting gave approval in principle to another proposal from the Ministry of Commerce for extending the timeframe by another three years till May 26, 2024 for importing or locally procuring essential items on emergency state purpose by the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

These essential items include onion, garlic, lentil, chickpeas, spices, dry chili, ginger, soybean oil, palm oil, sugar and salt.

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