TCB’s commodity sale begins tomorrow
Published: 01:25 PM, 16 March 2021
The state-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start country-wide commodity sale programme in subsidized price from Wednesday aiming to keep the essentials price stable in the markets before the holy Ramadan tentatively begins in the middle of the next month.
“The TCB will start commodity sale from March 17 at subsidized rate throughout the country including Dhaka and Chattorgram metropolitan city,” said a TCB press release said on Monday.
Under the programme, the TCB will sell edible oil, sugar, lentil and onion to the consumers on 400 mobile trucks-where 80 trucks in Dhaka city and 20 trucks in Chattorgram city.
The TCB will operate the special programme as part of its commodity selling programme before the holy Ramadan and also marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the release added.
In the city, each truck will sell around 500-600 kg sugar, 300-500 kg lentil, 500-1000 liter soyabean oil and 300-1000 kg onion in a day. The TCB will sell sugar at Tk 50 per kg, lentil at Tk 55 per kg, soyabean oil at Tk 90 per liter and onion at Tk 15 per kg at the retail level.
An individual will allow to buy maximum 2-4 kg sugar, 2 kg lentil and 2-5 liters of soyabean oil directly from the TCB truck in a day.
City’s possible selling spots are Secretariat Gate, Jatrabari bazaar, Ittefaq intersection, Shantinagar Bazaar, Shajahanpur Bazaar, Khamarbari farmgate, Mirpur-14 Kochukhet, Mirpur-1 Mazar Road, Shyamoly Intersection or NAM Garden, Uttara Abdullahpur, Vikarunnesa gate no-10/Eastern housing gate, Begunbari, Mothijheel Govt Colony, Bhasantek Bazaar, Madya Badda, Palasy/Chapra mosque, Jigatola/Dhanmondi Govt Colony, Rampura Bazaar, Mathertek/Nandipara/Krishi Bank, Adabar/Monsurabat, Bangla College, Shah Saheb Math Azimpur Bottala, Ashkona Hazi Camp, Basabo Bazaar, Azampur, DC office, Satarkul, Bangladesh Bank, Mirpur-2/Mirpur-12, Matuail/Siddirganj, ECB/Kalshi, Gabtoli/Technical, Kaptan Bazar, Soarighat/Nobabganj section, Banosree Bazaar, Kalmilata bazaar, Kawran Bazaar, Dilkuhsa, Meradia Bazaar, Nippon Bottala, Khilgaon Taltoala, Mugda, New Market, Tongi Bazar, Sanir Akhra, Bosila, Kamrangirchar Loharpool, Sarulia bazaar, Gangi bazaar, 60-feet bhanga mosjit, Gupibagh khokon community center, Gulshan Bhatara bazaar, Savar bazaar, Ananda cinema hall, Mouchak fortune market, Hatirpool Bazaar, Malibagh Bazaar, Uttar Badda Bazaar and Khilkhet Bzaar.
In addition, the TCB programme also will be operated in all district headquarters and Upazilas through the dealers. The special commodity selling programme will continue till March 31.
Apart from this, the TCB also will launch month-long commodity selling programme throughout the country with 500 trucks from April 1 to May 6 on the occasion of the holy Ramadan.