Govt gives nod to import 12.85 lakh tonnes of refined fuel
The cabinet committee on purchase yesterday approved nine proposals involving Tk 5,785 crore including import of 12.85 lakh tonnes of refined fuel by Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) at Tk 4,384 crore.
Energy and mineral resources division of the government will import the refined fuel from state-owned companies of different countries during January-June this year, said Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal, additional secretary of the cabinet division, at a press briefing.
Of the total fuel to be imported, 9.60 lakh tonnes are gas oil, 120,000 tonnes are jet A-1 and 40,000 tonnes are furnace oil. Some 105,000 tonnes of mogas and 60,000 tonnes of marine fuel will also be imported, he said.
The committee also approved a proposal of the shipping ministry to purchase four quay gantry cranes for Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) at Tk 243 crore.