September 25, 2022, 8:10 am

Staff Correspondent

2022-07-28 07:44:34 BdST

Purchase committee approves six proposals involving Tk 23.06 billion

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) has approved a total of six proposals worth Tk 23.06 billion.

The committee approved separate proposals for procuring some 0.13 million tonnes of fertilizer and some 50,000 tonnes of wheat to meet the growing demand of the country.

The approvals came from the 22nd meeting of the CCGP this year held on Wednesday virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Md Abdul Barik informed that the meeting approved a total of six proposals.

He said following a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) will procure some 0.10 tonnes of MOP fertilizer from Living Stone Resources of Belgrade with around Tk 10.395 billion. The price per tonne of MOP fertilizer would be $1,100.

Barik said the meeting approved another proposal from the Ministry of Industries under which the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) would procure some 30,000 tonnes of bagged granular urea fertilizer from KAFCO, Bangladesh under the first lot for the current fiscal year with around Tk 1.59 billion. The price per tonne of urea fertilizer would be $567.50.

The Ministry of Food will also procure some 50,000 tonnes of wheat from M/S Intra Business Pte Ltd, Singapore for the current fiscal year with around Tk 2.23 billion where the per tonne of wheat would cost $476.31.

Following a proposal from the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, the work for constructing a nine-storey office building and a 10-storey residential building under the project for constructing a multi-storey building for the Department of Public Libraries has been awarded to the joint venture of PAEL, NDE and Mir Akhter with around Tk 3.27 billion.

The work for installing a wellhead compressor at locations E and G of Titas Gas Fields has been awarded to the consortium of Zicom Equipments Pte Ltd Singapore and AG Equipment Company, the USA with around Tk 4.09 billion.

Besides, the good exploration operations, materials, 3rd party engineering services and public works have been awarded to Sinopec International Petroleum Services Corporation, China with around Tk 1.49 billion under the project for Sylhet number 10 well (exploration well) digging project.

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