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Bangladesh Importing another 50 Thousand MT Rice from India

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Published: 02:57, 10 December 2020  
Bangladesh Importing another 50 Thousand MT Rice from India

The Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement has approved the purchase of 50,000 metric tonnes of cooked rice from India for the current financial year. This rice will come from Mumbai, India.

The proposal was approved by a virtual Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement chaired by Law Minister Anisul Haque in the absence of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday.

After the meeting, Additional Secretary to the Cabinet Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal told reporters online that the proposal to purchase 50,000 metric tonnes of non-basmati cooked rice under Package II in the fiscal year 2020-21 has been approved through international quotations. The recommended bidder is MS Rica Global Impacts Ltd., Mumbai, India.

Elaborating on the details of the project, Abu Saleh said that the rice is being bought for 2 crores 2 lakh 17 thousand 500 US dollars or 161 crores 44 lakh 44 thousand Taka which will cost up to 34 Taka 26 paisa per kg to reach the country's port. The purchase price per ton will stand at 404.35 US dollars.

Earlier, in the last 33rd procurement cabinet meeting, the committee had approved the proposal to purchase 50,000 metric tonnes of non-basmati cooked rice for the fiscal year 2020-21 at a cost of Tk 18 crore 36 lakh 40 thousand through international quotations. At that time the price of rice was 35 rupees 26 paise per kg And the purchase price per ton will be 418 US dollars. The recommended bidder is MSPK AgriLink Pvt. Ltd., Birbhum, West Bengal, India.