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Govt to import 2 lakh tonnes rice, wheat

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Govt to import 2 lakh tonnes rice, wheat

The government will import soon a total of two lakh tonnes of non-basmati boiled rice and wheat from India and Korea. 

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) on Wednesday gave approval to two separate proposals in this regard. 

Finance Minister AMA Muhith chaired the meeting held at the cabinet division. 

"The government will procure 1.50 lakh tonnes of non-basmati boiled rice from the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED)under government-to-government level agreement," Mustafizur Rahman, Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Division, told journalists after the meeting. 

"The procurement price for per tonne rice has been fixed at US$440. So, the cost will be Taka 547.80 crore to purchase the rice," he added. 

He said the government will also procure 50,000 tonnes of wheat from Korean Singsong Food Corporation.

"As a ton of wheat $245.35, the cost would be Taka 101.82 crore for procuring the wheat," he added.

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