Amu goes to Qatar to import Urea

Dhaka, June 1 – An industries ministry delegation is set to visit Qatar next week to purchase Urea fertiliser, reports UNB.

The six-member delegation, led by Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, is going to Qatar on Saturday aiming to finalise a deal to purchase Urea fertiliser under Government-to-Government (G-2-G) agreement.

The delegation will visit several Urea fertiliser factories and fix the amount of Urea to be purchased for the 2017-18 fiscal, said a press release.

Bangladesh has been importing Urea fertiliser from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 2006-07 fiscal in order to meet its nitrogen fertiliser demand.

In 2016-17 fiscal, Bangladesh signed a deal to import some 3.25 lakh metric tones of Urea from Muntajat (Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company) and have already purchased 2.46 lakh tones.

The minister will go to Saudi Arabia on June 6 from Qatar to perform Umrah Hajj.