The food ministry will purchase one crore pieces of jute sacks from the loss making Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation at a cost Tk 54 crore.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the cabinet committee on national purchases on Wednesday.
The meeting, chaired by finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal at the planning commission, approved a proposal from the food ministry to complete the purchase proposal directly.
Mustafa said there are 44,000 workers in the mills under the BJMC responding to question how the corporation would provide the sacks when operation of most of its mills remained suspended.
He hoped that the BJMC was still capable of supplying the items.
Mustafa said the government would buy per kilowatt power at Tk 8.59 for 20 years from 3.77 megawatt solar power plants to be established by Mostafa Motor Limited Solarland Electric Science and Technology Limited.
Besides, the committee awarded the construction deal of a bridge over the river Dudhkumar to MM Builders that quoted Tk 136 crore.
Mustafa also chaired a meeting of the cabinet committee on economic affairs at the same venue and approved a number of proposals including use of surfaced water at the newly built Purbachal City under a public-private partnership.
He said the committee in principle approved a proposal to establish an economic zone at Araihazar in Narayanganj by the Japanese investment.
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