Cabinet body okays 50,000 mts rice import


PV Desk : The Cabinet Purchase Committee on Wednesday approved 12 proposals, including import of 50,000 metric tonnes of non-Bashmoti parboiled rice.

 The extension of 250 MW power deal with India also got approval of the Cabinet body at its meeting held with Finance Minister AMA Muhith in the chair.

 The 50,000 mts of parboiled rice will be procured from the international market at a rate of $430 per metric tonne. Dubai-based Phinix Global company will supply the rice at the total contract value of Tk 178.45 crore.

 The Food Ministry moved the proposal to import the rice against the backdrop of possible shortage of foodgrain due to floods in the country’s northeastern districts.