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Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start a country-wide commodity sale program in subsidized price from Wednesday aiming to keep the essentials price stable in the markets before the holy Ramadan tentatively begins from the middle of the next month. “The state-run enterprise TCB will start commodity sale from March 17 in subsidized rate throughout the country including Dhaka and Chattorgram metropolitan city,” said a TCB press release said here on Monday.
Under the program, 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 program as part of its commodity selling program 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 Taka 50 per kg, lentil at Taka 55 per kg, soyabean oil at Taka 90 per liter and onion at Taka 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 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 gateno-10/Eastern housing gate, begunbari, Mothijheel govt colony, Bhasantek bazaar, Madya Badda, Palasy/ chapra mosque, Jigatola/Dhanmondi govt colony, Rampura bazaar, Mathertek/Nandipara/krishibank, 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 bazaar.
In addition, the TCB program also will be operated in all district headquarters and Upazilas through the dealers. The special commodity selling program will continue till March 31. Apart from this, the TCB also will launch a month-long commodity selling program throughout the country with 500 trucks from April 1 to May 6 on the occasion of the holy Ramadan.