50,000 tons of rice is coming from India by rail
Dhaka, May 6: The country is importing 50,000 tons of rice from India by rail. The total cost of the government to bring this non-basmati boiled rice will be Tk 163.664 crore. The proposal of the Ministry of Food has been approved in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement.
The proposal was approved at a virtual meeting chaired by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday (May 5th), Additional Secretary to the Cabinet Dr Shahida Akhter said after the meeting.
Dr Shahida Akhter said, "Messrs. Saubik Exports Limited of India will supply 50,000 metric tonnes of non-basmati boiled rice to the Food Department. The proposal has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement. The price of rice is set at USD 386 per metric ton. The total price of rice will be Tk 163.664 crore. The price of per kg of rice will be Tk 32.73."
She said, "The rice will enter the country through Benapole, Darshana and Rohanpur railway ports of Bangladesh after being loaded from Chhattisgarh railway station in India."
She said the meeting approved Tk 480 crore 5 thousand 766 for 'Establishment of ICT Training and Resource Center for Education Phase-II' project carried out by the Bangladesh Bureau of Education Information and Statistics (BANBEIS) under the Department of Secondary and Higher Education in 160 upazilas. Purchase of service activities has been approved. The equipment will be supplied by the Taihan Consortium of Korea.
In addition, under the 'Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP)' project by the Department of Secondary and Higher Education under the Department of Secondary and Higher Education, a total of Tk 56 crore 31 lakh 94 thousand 110 rupees for distribution of vocational education equipment in 640 educational institutions under Lot-2 and 4 have been approved.