The government today approved separate proposals
for importing some 1 lakh metric tons of fertilizer to meet the growing
demand of the country.
The approval came from the 8th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government
Purchase (CCGP) this year held today virtually with Finance Minister AHM
Mustafa Kamal in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary
Md Zillur Rahman Chowdhury said that the day's meeting approved a total of 12
He said following a proposal from the Ministry of Industries, the Bangladesh
Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) would procure some 30,000 metric tons
of bagged granular urea fertilizer from KAFCO, Bangladesh with around Taka
He said that in response to the proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture,
Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) would procure some
30,000 metric tons of MOP fertilizer from JSC Foreign Economic Corporation
"Prodintorg", Russia under the 3rd lot with around Taka 150.21 crore.
Besides, BADC would import another 40,000 metric tons of DAP fertilizer from
Morocco with around Taka 304.61 crore.
The Cabinet Division additional secretary said that the meeting approved a
proposal from the Statistics and Informatics Division under which the
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) would procure 3.95 lakh tablets with
around Taka 447.78 crore from Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited under the
Tablet for CAPI for Main Census package.
He said following a proposal from the Ministry of Food, the joint venture of
Confidence Infrastructure Limited, Bangladesh and the GSI Group LLC, USA was
undertaken for setting up a steel silo for wheat with around Taka 537.57
crore under the Modern Food Storage Facilities Project (MFSP).
Besides, the meeting approved a number of variation proposals from different
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)