Tk 489 Crores to Buy 11 Crore Textbooks

Textbooks || File Photo

Textbooks || File Photo

The government will buy 11 crore 2 lakh 1 thousand 474 textbooks for the academic year 2023 with the aim of distributing free textbooks to primary and secondary level students. The Cabinet Committee on Government Procurement has approved the purchase proposal for printing, binding and supply of these textbooks at a cost of Tk 489 crore 25 lakh 28 thousand 926.

This approval was given in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Government Procurement under the chairmanship of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday (September 21).

After the meeting, the decision of the meeting was announced by the Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Division M Abdul Barik.

It is reported that these textbooks will be procured through the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) under the Department of Secondary and Higher Education.

It is reported that the textbooks include - ibtedai (Class I & II), secondary (Bangla & English Version), Class VI & VII, Dakhil Class VI & VII for the 2023 academic year for free textbook distribution to primary and secondary level students, Teacher's Guide and Technical Books (Trade Books).

The additional secretary said that the proposal to buy these textbooks through open bidding in 182 lots has been approved. These textbooks will be purchased for the next academic year.

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