The government has approved seven separate proposals under which it would procure some 12,500 metric tons (MT) of sugar from the USA.
The decision was made today (May 17) from the 17th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) this year held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.
Briefing reporters virtually after the meeting, Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Division Md Syed Mahbub Khan said the committee approved a proposal of the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) under Commerce Ministry to procure some 12,500 tonnes of sugar from Accentuate Technology Inc., USA (Local Agent: OMC Ltd., Dhaka) with around Taka 66.27 crore.
Besides, the committee approved four proposals of the Agriculture Ministry, three proposals of the Industries Ministry, one proposal of Commerce Ministry and one of the Local Government Division (LGD).
The CCGP approved a proposal of the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under the Ministry of Industries to procure some 10,000 tonnes of Phosphoric acid fertilizer from M/s Sun International FZE, UAE (Local Agent: M/s Agro Industrial Inputs, Dhaka) for Taka 60.95 crore.
The fertilizer will be procured for the Chattogram TSP Complex Limited.
The meeting also approved another proposal of the BCIC to procure some 30,000 tonnes of bulk granular urea fertilizer from the Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Limited with around Taka 120.03 crore.
The BCIC will procure another 30,000 tonnes of bulk granular urea fertilizer from SABIC Agri-nutrients Company, Saudi Arabia under the 22nd lot with around Taka 106.25 crore.
The committee approved a proposal of the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) under the Agriculture Ministry to import 40,000 tonnes of DAP fertilizer from MA'ADEN, Saudi Arabia with around Taka 229.33 crore.
The committee approved a proposal of the BADC under the Agriculture Ministry to import 30,000 tonnes of TSP fertilizer from OCP, S.A, Morocco with around Taka 126.57 crore.
The committee approved another proposal of the BADC under the Agriculture Ministry to import 40,000 tonnes of DAP fertilizer from OCP, SA, Morocco with around Taka 233.42 crore.
The committee approved another proposal of the BADC to import 50,000 tonnes of MPO fertilizer from Canadian Commercial Corporation with around Taka 225.23 crore.
The committee also approved a variation proposal of the Public Health Engineering Department under the LGD to appoint the joint venture -Ranhill, Farhat and DDC -- as consultant for the Water Supply and Sanitation of Bangladesh's 23 Municipalities (1st Revision).
BDST: 1818 HRS, MAY 17, 2023