Cabinet body okays 10 proposals involving Tk 1,494 cr

Cabinet body okays 10 proposals involving Tk 1,494 cr

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Dhaka-The Cabinet Purchase Committee on Wednesday approved a total of 10 proposals involving Tk 1,494 crore.The approval was given at a meeting held with Finance Minister AMA Muhith in the chair.
According to the proposals, the Agriculture Ministry awarded a contract to appoint a firm for receiving and transporting 900,000 metric tons of imported MOP fertiliser at a total cost of 291.27 crore. Local firm Proton Traders Limited obtained the job for receiving and transporting the imported fertiliser from Chittagong and Mongla ports. The bulk MOP fertiliser will come from Canada, Belarus and Russia.
A proposal of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry for appointing a consultant firm for setting up a Super Specialised Hospital under the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University received the approval of the Cabinet body. A South Korean firm obtained the consultancy job at a cost of Tk 135.81 crore.
The consultancy services include preparing detailed design and medical planning, selection of medical equipment and inspection, supervision of construction works, and providing education and training.
The Cabinet body approved a proposal of the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry to award a contract of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority for collection of motor vehicles tax and fees through online banking for the next five years. Local firm “Computer Network System” obtained the job at a contract value of Tk 136.78 crore.
After appointment of the firm, the people can submit different taxes and fees of motor vehicle registration, ownership transfer, endorsement, duplicate number plate, driving licence renewal through online system. As per the contract, the firm cannot take any additional charge beyond the government-fixed one.
The Cabinet body approved a proposal to award a contract to Bangladesh Army for protecting riverbank of the Padma River at Kushtia to protect the great poet Rabindranath Tegore’s Kuthibari and adjoining areas from river erosion.
Bangladesh Army-run Bangladesh Diesel Plant Limited (BDPL) obtained the job under direct procurement method. The firm will do riverbank protection works of 3.72 km on both sides of the river.
A proposal of the Education Ministry received the approval of the Cabinet body to award contract for procuring 19,000 mt papers and 1300 mt cartage for printing of books for SSC level (Bangla and English versions) and also SSC vocational level classes to distribute the books free of cost for the next session. A total of 20 contractors will supply the papers at a total cost of Tk 161.34 crore.
Another proposal of the same ministry received the nod for awarding contract for printing, binding and supplying books for Ibtedayee, Dakhil and Dakhil vocational classes. Under 145 lots, a total of over 5.71 crore books will be printed under job at a cost of Tk 168.75 crore.
The Cabinet Purchase Committee approved a tender proposal for awarding contract for construction of roads and streets, including surface drainage at different sectors in the Purbachal New City of Dhaka. A total of eight contractors obtained the works under eight lots at a cost of Tk 197.87 crore.
Another proposal for similar kind of works also received the nod of the committee under which nine contractors will construct roads and surface drainage at a cost of Tk 226.13 crore.

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