Staff Correspondent: The government yesterday approved separate proposals for procuring some 50,000 metric tons of wheat and some 30,000 metric tons of granular urea fertilizer to meet the growing demand of the country.
The approvals came from the 21st meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) in this year held yesterday virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Sabirul Islam said that the Ministry of Food would procure some 50,000 metric tons of wheat from M/S Agrocorp International Pte Ltd, Singapore for the current fiscal year (FY23) with around Tk 209.51 crore.
He said following a proposal from the Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) would procure some 30,000 metric tons of granular urea fertilizer from SABIC Agri-nutrients Company, Saudi Arabia in 2nd lot under state-level agreement with around Tk 167.60 crore.
Sabirul said the CCGP meeting decided to appoint the joint venture of Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd, Canada, Euro Consultant Mott Macdonald, Netherlands as the consultant with around Tk 127.64 crore for the Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Programme (Project-2). He said that the meeting gave nod to four proposals from the Ministry of Shipping.
The Cabinet Division Additional Secretary said that the Mongla Port Authority would procure the design, supply, and installation of port reception facility from Lamor Corporation PLC, Finland with around Tk 111.08 crore and two oil recovery vessels including oil schemer, boom and ancillary equipments also from Lamor Corporation PLC, Finland with around Tk 81.08 crore under the project for Modern waste and released oil management project.
Sabirul said the Mongla Port Authority would also procure a modern MARIPOL Waste Collection Vessel from Lamor Corporation PLC, Finland with around Tk 94.71 crore.
Besides, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) would procure a trailing suction hoper dredger from Scheepswerf Gebroeders Kooiman BV Lindtsedijk, Netherlands with around Tk 235.97 crore.
He also informed that the meeting approved two other proposals from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism for re tendering those as well as a variation proposal from the Local Government Division.
Earlier, the meeting on the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was held virtually, but did not approve the lone proposal from the Power Division.
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