Govt to procure 30,000 tonnes bagged urea, 50,000 tonnes bulk urea fertiliser

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published at 10:20pm on September 30, 2020

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) on Wednesday approved three separate proposals to procure some 30,000 tonnes of bagged granular urea fertiliser and 50,000 tonnes of bulk granular urea fertiliser.

The approval came from the 24th CCGP meeting of the current year held virtually with finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting virtually, Kamal said that Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under the industries ministry would procure 30,000 tonnes of bagged granular urea fertiliser from KAFCO, Bangladesh at a cost of around Tk 64.73 crore.

Besides, the BCIC will procure 25,000 tonnes of bulk granular urea fertiliser from Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) at a cost of around Tk 56.97 crore while the BCIC will also procure another 25,000 tonnes of bulk urea fertiliser from Ruwais Fertilizer Industries (Fertiglobe), UAE at a cost of around Tk 57.29 crore.