The state owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation would import an additional quantity of two lakh tonnes of diesel to meet the growing demand of irrigating the boro fields, set to begin in December, said officials.
The consignments would start arriving next month to support increased irrigation needs.
He said that the additional consignments of diesel would be imported from the regular suppliers in Kuwait, Malaysia, Egypt and the Philippines.
He said that BPC took steps to maintain a sound stock of diesel for the irrigation season.
Now, said officials, BPC had a stock of about two lakh tonnes of diesel to meet to the usual demand in the country.
During boro cropping, requiring irrigation, the demand for diesel per day rises to over 10,000 tonnes from the usual 7,000 tonnes, they said.
Bangladesh imports about 25 lakh tonnes of diesel each year, they said.