GASC unveils 1st tender to import white rice this year

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Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) announced on Thursday the first tender to import short-grain milled white rice in 2018.

In statements, the authority’s vice chairman, Ahmed Youssef, said that it was seeking white rice, with 10-12 percent broken parts.

He further noted that the deadline for offers to be submitted is on November 12.

Every supplier should submit four rice samples – each weighting two kilograms, Youssef said.

The samples will be sent to the Agricultural Research Center (ARC), affiliated to the Agriculture Ministry, for a cooking test, he added.

Egypt is seeking to purchase 25,000 tonnes of rice, + or – 5 percent, Youssef said, adding the imported rice is to arrive in two cargos, the first from January 1 to 31 and the second from February 1 to 28.

Further details on the rules and specifications will be available in a booklet as of Thursday, Youssef said

Source: MENA