July 25, 2021, 5:59 am

Staff Correspondent

2021-07-04 12:34:56 BdST

Open market sales of essentials to start Monday

Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start selling essential commodities to consumers at subsidized rates from tomorrow (Monday).

Designated dealers will sell the products like sugar, lentils and soybean oil under the open market sale (OMS) programme.

A spokesperson for TCB Humayun Kabir said that they were considering allocating an increased amount of the commodities to the dealers to help the consumers purchase them as per their requirements.

Out of 400 trucks, 80 will be deployed for selling the commodities in different areas of the capital city while 20 in Chattogram city. Besides, trucks will be deployed in district towns.

TCB has fixed the prices of sugar at Tk 55 per kilogramme while lentils at Tk 55 a kg and soybean oil at Tk 100per litre.

A customer can purchase 2-4kg sugar, 2kg lentils and 2-5 litre soybean at a time.

TCB has allocated 600-800kg of sugar, 300-600kg of lentils and 800-1200 litres of soybean oil to each of designated dealers daily except holidays.

The OMS programme will continue until July 29.

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