Utility Stores Corporation cancels ‘shady tender’ for purchase of dates

By: News Desk      Published: 11:44 PM, 5 May, 2020
Utility Stores Corporation cancels ‘shady tender’ for purchase of dates
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The Utility Stores Corporation has cancelled a shady tender it earlier issued for purchase/import of dates for the holy month of Ramazan.

The 24 NewsHD had run a report on anomalies in the tender for purchase/import of dates a few days ago.

The corporation on Tuesday returned those who had come to participate in the bidding, saying that utility stores did not need more dates for the month of Ramazan because sale of dates in the market was already down.

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The corporation said it was useless to open a tender for purchases/import of dates at this time. It said that dates won’t reach the market in Ramazan if tender is opened at this point. The corporation said the tender was issued because there was a possibility of increase in demand for dates in the market.