TCB resumes truck sale for low-income people

A man carries a bottle of soybean oil and a packet of lentil after purchasing it from a sale point of Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) on the Secretariat Road in Dhaka on 12 January 2022.
Sazid Hossain

The state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) on Thursday resumed its truck sale to reach essential items to low income group people at a subsidized price and also to keep the price of essentials stable, reports BSS.

The sale started through some 450 mobile trucks in Dhaka, in all the metropolitan areas, in district and upazila level and it would continue until 22 February.

Talking to BSS, joint director of TCB and information officer of Dhaka regional office Md Humayun Kabir informed that the TCB is conducting sale of essential items through mobile trucks at a subsidized price among the low income group people during this difficult time of pandemic while such operation would continue until 22 February.

He informed that from the TCB trucks, a consumer would be able to take maximum 2 kgs of sugar at Tk 55 per kg, 2 to 5 liters of soybean oil at Tk 110 per liter, 2 to 5 kgs of onion at Tk 30 per kg and 2 kgs of lentil at Tk 65 per kg.

Humayun also urged all the dealers to conduct the operations following the health safety guidelines.

Each TCB truck of essentials items will contain 300 to 800 kgs of sugar, 400 to 800 kgs of lentil, 100 to 1,000 kgs of onion and 500 to 1,000 liters of soybean oil.