The government is set to launch open market sale (OMS) of key essential items today (Wednesday) to keep prices within the buying capacity of the common people ahead of upcoming Eid-ul-Fitre.
Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), a state-owned agency, would sell essential commodities in different parts of the country, using 350 trucks including 50 in Dhaka, 16 in Chattogram, 10 each in other divisional cities and four in each district town.
Sugar, soybean oil and red lentils will be sold through trucks, according to the TCB.
The OMS programme will continue across the country until May 20, except on Friday, says a press release issued by the TCB.
Soybean oil would be sold at Tk 80 per litre while Tk 50 has been fixed for each kilogram of sugar and Tk 50 for each kilogram of lentils.
A consumer can buy maximum four kilograms (kgs) of sugar, two kgs of lentils and five litres of soybean oil from trucks-- dealers or TCB sale centres.
Each truck will be loaded with 1,000-1,500 kgs of sugar, 200-300 kgs of red lentils and 1,500-2,000 litres of soybean oil every day.
Each dealer will also get from TCB the same amount every day--1,000-1,500 kgs of sugar, 200-300 kgs of red lentils and1,500-2,000 litres of soybean oil.
There are a total of 2,827 dealers listed with the TCB in the country.
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