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Govt to import 80,000 MTs urea fertiliser

Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase approves proposal


| Updated: October 23, 2020 21:19:50


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Govt to import 80,000 MTs urea fertiliser

The government has decided to import 80,000 metric tonnes (MTs) of bulk urea fertiliser at Tk 1.74 billion.

The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday approved three separate proposals in this regard during its virtual meeting on Wednesday with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair, reports UNB.

Out of the three proposals, state-owned Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under the Ministry of Industries will import some 25,000 MTs of bulk urea fertiliser from Muntajat of Qatar at Tk 555.89 million.

The same quantity of bulk granular urea fertiliser will be imported by Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) at the same price.

The BCIC will procure another 30,000 MTs of bagged granular urea fertiliser from Bangladeshi Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company (Kafco) at Tk 621.20 million.

A proposal of  Petrobangla under the Energy and Mineral Resources Division to appoint an international consultancy firm for a 2D seismic survey works received approval from the cabinet body.

Three firms won the contract under 7 lots at Tk 137.5 million through an unsolicited offer under the Power & Energy Prompt Supply Increase (Special) Act 2010.

The Cabinet body gave its nod to a cost extension proposal of the Water Resources Ministry for its consultant Nippon Koei Co. Ltd., Japan for the Flood Management and Livelihood Improvement Project at Haor Area.

After the approval, the consultancy cost will go up by Tk 132.2 million to Tk 1.01 billion from the existing Tk 883.2 million.    

A tender proposal of Roads & Highways Department to award the contract for a road improvement work from Akota Bazar to Bangladesh Navy’s Sheikh Hasina Naval base at Cox’s Bazar under a project package No-WP-1 also received the approval of the Cabinet committee.  

A joint venture of Jamil Iqbal, National Development Engineers Ltd., and Rana Builders (Pvt) Lt., won the contract at a contract value of Tk 1.36 billion.

The joint venture of Jamil Iqbal, National Development Engineers Ltd., and Hassan Techno Builders Ltd., obtained other works at the same area under the tender proposal package No-WP-2 at Tk 1.38 billion.

Dr. Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal, an additional secretary to the Cabinet Division briefed reporters about the meeting outcomes.

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