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Rice is being bought from Vietnam and India

Rice is being bought from Vietnam and India
Rice is being bought from Vietnam and India

The government has approved the purchase of 330,000 tonnes of parboiled and parboiled rice at J2G level from India and Vietnam. Apart from this, a decision has been taken to purchase fertilizer from Dubai-Saudi Arabia and five lakh tons of wheat from Russia. These purchase proposals were approved in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Procurement which was held virtually under the chairmanship of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday afternoon. After the meeting, Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Division Md. Abdul Barik gave this information in a press conference.
Abdul Barik said that the price of each ton of rice imported from India will be 443.50 dollars. In Vietnam, the price of parboiled rice will be $521 and atap rice will be $494 per ton. He said that 15 proposals were presented on the procurement committee table. All proposals have been approved.
A proposal to import one lakh tonnes of non-basmati parboiled rice from India has been approved under the Ministry of Food. It will cost 417 crore 5 lakh taka. 70 thousand tons of rice will come through the port. The price of rice per kg will be 42. 1325 Tk. 30 thousand tons of rice will come to land. It will cost 40.70 taka per kg and 443.50 dollars per ton.
He said that the proposal to import 200,000 tons of Thai non-basmati rice from Vietnam and 30,000 tons of Atap rice from India has been approved. The purchase price of non-basmati rice is Rs 49.49 per kg and atap rice is Rs 46.93 per kg. The recommended bidder is the Central Government Consumer Corporation Society of India Limited. Non-Basmati $521 per tonne.
30 thousand tons of Atap rice is 494 dollars per ton. A total of 1 crore 28 lakh 50 thousand dollars. A total of 230 thousand tons of rice will cost 11 million 90 million 20 thousand dollars. One thousand 130 crore 69 taka in Bangladeshi currency. Five lakh tons of wheat will be imported from Russia at a cost of 21.5 million dollars (two thousand 42.5 million taka) through the Ministry of Food. Simultaneously, 300,000 tons of parboiled and parboiled rice will be imported from India and Vietnam.
Additional Secretary Abdul Barik said, among the proposals raised on the table, the proposal to import five lakh tons of wheat from Russia under the Ministry of Food. The price of wheat per kg has been fixed at Tk 40.85. A Russian company is recommended. It will cost 2 thousand 42 crore 50 lakh taka.
When asked in which currency it will be purchased, he said, our proposal has given the amount of Rs. There was no discussion on which currency to buy in the meeting. But will be bought in dollars. Accordingly, 21 crore 50 million dollars. 95 rupees per dollar. 430 dollars per ton.
In the meeting, it was decided to purchase equipment worth 147 crore 65 lakh 7 thousand rupees for nationwide digital terrestrial broadcasting of Bangladesh Television (BTV). Studiotec of Belgium and Green Power Systems SRL of Italy have got the job of procurement and installation of this equipment. For this, the purchase proposal of Tk 81 crore 37 lakh 1 thousand 843 has been approved. Under the second lot of the same project, the purchase proposal of Tk 36 crore 62 lakh 87 thousand 920 has been approved from Studiotech for procurement and installation of machinery. Apart from this, the purchase proposal of Tk 296.65 million 18 thousand 177 has been approved from Italy’s Green Power System SRL for procurement and installation of equipment under the third lot of the project.
To meet the supply of fertilizers, the government will purchase one lakh 60 thousand tons of MOP (murate of potash) and urea fertilizers from Dubai and Saudi Arabia at a cost of Tk 1,287,45,41,000. Through the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) under the Ministry of Agriculture, the import proposal of Tk 931 crore 49 lakh has been approved through the direct purchase contract of one lakh tons of MOP fertilizer from Dubai-based company Feklow General Trading LLC.
Besides, through the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under the Ministry of Industry, the purchase of 30,000 tons of bulk granular urea fertilizer from Saudi Arabia’s SIIG Agri Nutrition Company in the sixth lot was approved for the import of 177 crore 98 lakh 20 thousand 755 rupees.
Apart from this, the purchase of 30 thousand tons of bulk granular urea fertilizer in the seventh lot from SIIG Agri Nutrition Company through BCIC has been approved for the import of 177 crore 98 lakh 20 thousand 755 rupees.


The article is in Bengali

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