The head of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), Andrés Alencastre, announced that the first batch of urea for the national agriculture it would arrive on August 4. This after the ministry annulled the previous tender that presented irregularities identified by the Comptroller General of the Republic.
As explained Alencastre in RPP, this June 25 they will form a new tender committee. They will then send out the invitations for letters of interest on June 28. The head of Midagri hopes that the winner of the good pro will be announced on July 4, so that the first shipment of products arrives in the country on August 4.
“Bagged and placed in the warehouses, on August 4 it is my will to work in the maximum of the rhythms so that all this reaches us in the quality, opportunity and with the technical characteristics that will be in the new bases”, he predicted Andres Alencastre about fertilizers.
In this way, the urea would reach the ports of Salaverry, Callao and Matarani. The delivery of the subscriptions will be made through the registration of agricultural producers. The goal of this process is to reach one million users by September 2022, while currently there are only about 278,000 registered users.
Midagri canceled purchase of urea due to irregularities
Andres Alencastre reported that the Midagri adopted the Comptroller’s observations and annulled the purchase from the Brazilian company MF Fertilizers, which was quoted at US$ 760 million per ton of the product. On the other hand, the US company Global Investments Group (GIG) offered a value of US$650 per ton.
The Agrorural evaluation committee ruled out the North American company because it presented ISO certificates in English, but admitted the documents in Portuguese from MF Fertilizers. “For me, the main thing is transparency and that the technical characteristics of the call (of the tender) are respected”, explained Alencastre in RPP.
This June 23, Midagri reported that Rogelio Huamaní Carbajal was removed from the position of executive director of Agrorural.