Govt to purchase Vehicle Mounted Data Interceptor through DPM

DHAKA, The government today approved a proposal to

purchase a Vehicle Mounted Data Interceptor for the National

Telecommunication Monitoring Centre (NTMC) through Direct Purchase Method

(DPM) for the sake of national security.

The approval came from the 12th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on

Economic Affairs held at the Cabinet Division with Finance Minister AHM

Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Kamal said such Vehicle Mounted Data

Interceptor is very important for national security and the purchase would

cost around Taka 200 crore.

He said as there is a possibility of breaching the secrecy, the government

is going for the DPM method while procuring this vehicle through relaxing the

financial ceiling of the Section 76 (2) of the Public Procurement Rules 2008.

Answering to a question, the Finance Minister said this Vehicle Mounted

Data Interceptor would not go against private secrecy and it would be a very

important tool to deal with the rumors.

We should be very careful all measures should have to carry on to

address rumors and such things, he added.

The meeting today approved another proposal empowering the Trading

Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) under the Ministry of Commerce to purchase

essential items from the international market to meet the immediate demand.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)