DHAKA : The government will import 4,000 tonnes of red lentils as part of efforts to build reserves for Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month.
Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has issued an international tender in this regard, a corporation official said on Friday.
June 5 is the last date for offers and the tender opens the same day. Shipment is within 30 days after the opening of a letter of credit.
The state purchasing agencies have stepped up imports of essential commodities, including sugar, to meet swelling demand during Ramadan, when prices routinely spike.
BDST: 1522 HRS, May 25, 2012
Edited by:Rubaiat Saky, Newsroom Editor
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