The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) has approved a proposal to buy 60,000 tonnes of diesel oil from India at an estimated cost of Tk314.30 crore.
The Indian government owned Numaligarh Refinery Ltd will supply the fuel by rail to the Parbatipur Depot in Dinajpur.
The approval came from the CCGP meeting at the NEC conference room in Dhaka on Thursday.
Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presided over the meeting while Nasima Begum, additional secretary of the cabinet division spoke on the approved proposal at a press briefing after the meeting.
She said the committee has approved three purchase proposals at a cost of Tk 5753.96 crore.
The committee approved a proposal to buy 10.30 lakh tonnes of liquid fuel from six countries.
Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation will pay TK 5142.51 crore to buy the fuel based on a government to government agreement.
The additional secretary also said the government owned Petrochina and Unioec companies of of China, PTTT of Thailand, BSP Zapin of Indonesia, ENOC of UAE and PTLCL of Malaysia will supply the fuel following a long term agreement.
The committee approved another proposal of a package at a cost of TK 297.15 crore to implement the Emergency Multi-sector Rohingya Crisis Response project funded by the World Bank.