The government on Wednesday approved two separate proposals for procuring some 1 lakh metric tons of non-basmati boiled rice through international open tendering from India and Singapore.
The approvals came from the 1st meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) in this year held today virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Sayeed Mahbub Khan said that the day's CCGP meeting approved a total of four proposals.
He said following a proposal from the Ministry of Food, the Directorate General of Food would procure some 50,000 metric tons of non-Basmati boiled rice from M/S Bagadiya Brothers Pvt Ltd. India under package two under international open tendering method with around Taka 210.36 crore. The price for per ton rice will be $393.19 against the previous per ton price of $443.05.
The Directorate General of Food will also procure some 50,000 metric tons of non-basmati boiled rice from M/S Agrocorp International Pte Ltd Singapore under package three under international open tendering method with around Taka 213.40 crore where the import of per ton rice would cost $397.03 up from the previous per ton price of $393.19.
Besides, Mahbub said following a proposal from the Local Government Division, the joint venture of SMEC International Pte Ltd Australia; ACE Consultants Ltd. Bangladesh; and Development Design Consultants Ltd Bangladesh have been awarded the work for consultants for the package number-SD2 with Taka 33.79 crore under the Dhaka Sanitation Improvement Project of Dhaka WASA.
Apart from these, the CCGP meeting also approved a proposal from the Local Government Division under which the joint venture of Nippon Koei Co. Ltd.; Koei Research and Consulting Co. Ltd.; Nippon Koei Bangladesh Ltd.; Resource Planning and Management Consultants and BETS Consulting Services Ltd have been appointed as the consultants with around Taka 281.73 crore for the Urban Development and City Governance Project.
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