27 Oct 2021, 14:17

Govt to procure 2 helicopters for police, 90,000mt fertilizer

DHAKA, Oct 27, 2021 (BSS) - The government will procure two Mi-171A2

Russian helicopters from JSC Russian Helicopters for Bangladesh Police with
around Taka 428.12 crore in order to further strengthen the capacity of this
law enforcement agency.

     The approval came from the 36th 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 virtually, Cabinet Division
Additional Secretary Md Shamsul Arefin said that the meeting also approved
three separate proposals under which the Bangladesh Chemical Industries
Corporation (BCIC) under the Ministry of Industries would procure some 90,000
metric tons of fertilizer.

     He said the BCIC would procure some 30,000 metric tons of granular urea
fertilizer from KAFCO, Bangladesh with around Taka 185.85 crore, another
30,000 metric tons of bulk prield urea fertilizer from Muntajat, Qatar with
around Taka 189.40 crore and the rest of 30,000 metric tons of bulk granular
urea fertilizer from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) with around
Taka 190.25 crore.

     Arefin said the CCGP meeting approved another proposal from the
Secondary and Higher Education Division for awarding the contracts of two
packages to the joint venture of The Builders Engineers Associates Ltd,
Electro Global, package no-PW-6(2) and to the joint venture of MBPL and ATCL
with around Taka 100.61 crore under the project for further development of
Bangladesh Agricultural University.

     He also informed that a proposal from the Bangladesh Bureau of
Statistics (BBS) for procuring tabs was withdrawn from the meeting and it is
likely to be submitted again before the next meeting.

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