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Proposal to import 120,000mts MOP fertilizer cleared

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Staff Reporter
Bangladesh will import 120,000 metric tonnes of MOP fertilizer from Belarus to meet its domestic requirement.
The Cabinet Purchase Committee on Monday approved a proposal in this regard under which the state-owned Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) will import the bulk fertilizer from the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) at a cost of Tk 357.45 crore.
Both the BADC and BPC have already entered into a contract on the fertilizer supply.
The meeting, chaired by Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, also approved a number of purchase proposals.
A tender proposal of Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) got the Cabinet body nod to award a contract for installing a distribution pipeline network.
Chinese contractor China Geo Engineering Corporation has won the contract involving Tk 384.64 crore.
Another proposal for awarding contract for the construction of a 696.75-metre PC Guarder Bridge on Noapara Bhairab River in Jessore and another proposal for the construction of a 600.79-metre PC Guarder Bridge on the Madhumati River in Magura received the Cabinet body’s approval.
The Cabinet body also approved a proposal for amending the contract with Chinese contractor China CAMC Corporation for the construction of a water treatment plant (phase-I) under the Dhaka Wasa Padma Jashaldia project.