Government to buy another 50,000 tonnes of rice from India
Dhaka, April 1: The government has decided to import another 50,000 metric tonnes of non-basmati boiled rice from India.
The government will spend Tk 176 crore for this. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement. The information was given after a virtual meeting chaired by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday (March 31).
Later, Additional Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Shahida Akhter said that seven proposals were raised in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement. Of these, a total of six purchase proposals have been approved. The total expenditure has been estimated at Tk 957 crore 42 lakh 38 thousand 885.
Dr Shahida Akhter said the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement had approved a proposal by the Food Department under the Food Ministry to purchase 50,000 metric tonnes of rice. It will cost Tk 176 crore 38 lakh 40 thousand.
The rice will be supplied by Messrs. Bagadia Brothers Pvt. Ltd. of India. The price of rice per metric ton will be 416 US dollars. Stakeholders participated in the meeting.