26 May 2022, 18:37

Govt to procure 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG to meet growing demand 

DHAKA, May 26, 2022 (BSS) - The government today approved separate proposals 
for procuring some 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG, 30,000 metric tons of bagged 
granular urea fertilizer and 5,000 metric tons of lentil to meet the growing 
demand of the country.

The approvals came from this year's 17th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on 
Government Purchase (CCGP) held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa 
Kamal in the chair today.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Cabinet Division additional 
secretary Md Zillur Rahman Chowdhury said that Petrobangla under the Energy 
and Mineral Resources Division would procure some 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG from 
M/S Vitol Asia Pte Ltd. Singapore with around Taka 886.76 crore where the 
price for per unit MMBtu LNG would be $25.75.

He informed that the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under 
the Ministry of Industries would procure some 30,000 metric tons of bagged 
granular urea fertilizer from KAFCO, Bangladesh with around Taka 174.63 crore 
where the per ton urea fertilizer would cost $671.

The Cabinet Division additional secretary said that the state-run Trading 
Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) under the Ministry of Commerce would procure 
some 5,000 metric tons of lentil from Shabnam Vegetable Oil Industries Ltd 
with around Taka 53.75 crore where the per KG lentil would cost Taka 107.50.

The Finance Minister said that this lentil would be distributed among the 
low-income group people by TCB.

Zillur said that the CCGP meeting approved a proposal from the Bangladesh 
Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for 
awarding the contract of setting up a 50 MLD water treatment plant to the 
joint venture of ZHEC, BOW, SMEDRIC, Hong Kong with around Taka 439.51 crore 
under the project for setting up water treatment plant and deep tube well at 
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar.

The meeting also approved a proposal from the Ministry of Housing and Public 
Works for awarding the contract to Mazid Sons Construction Ltd for 
constructing a 25-storey commercial building at Green City Residential 
Complex with around Taka 191.80 crore under the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant 

The meeting also approved a variation proposal from the Ministry of Housing 
and Public Works.

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