Cabinet approves to buy jeeps for police & buses for SLTB

Cabinet approves to buy jeeps for police & buses for SLTB

Cabinet approves to buy jeeps for police & buses for SLTB

Written by Zulfick Farzan

04 Jan, 2022 | 11:45 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers granted approval for the procurement of 750 jeeps for Sri Lanka Police and 500 new buses for the Sri Lanka Transport Board.

Jeeps for Sri Lanka Police:

The Department of Government Information said that approval was granted at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers held on 16th November 2020 to purchase 750 jeeps for Sri Lanka Police including 150 jeeps for the Police Special Task Force under the Indian Line of Credit.

Accordingly, bids were invited from companies recommended by the Indian Export and Import Bank and the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to the resolution furnished by the Minister of Public Security for awarding the above procurement to Mahindra and Mahindra Company of India subject tot the recommendation of the standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Buses for SLTB:

The Department of Government Information said that approval of the Cabinet of Ministers was granted at their meeting held on the 08th January 2020 to procure 500 new buses of 32 – 35 seating capacity to Sri Lanka Transport Board under the Indian loan grant scheme.

Accordingly, bids were called from 03 institutions that accomplish pre requisite for the purchase of buses. Followed by evaluations of those bids, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal submitted by the Minister of Transport for awarding the procurement of purchasing 500 new buses with 32 seating capacity to Asok Laylend Company of India as per the recommendation furnished by the standing procurement committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

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