Establishment of Food Grain SILOS In Punjab

Introduction

Due to the continuous increase of wheat production in Punjab, from 15.6 million MT in 2008 to almost 20 million MT in recent years, the volumes to be procured by the Punjab Food Department are reaching record heights of average 3.4 million MT over the past five years. The Government of Punjab wants to expand its wheat storage capacity by constructing two (02) million MT Near Farm Wheat Silos of 10,000 MT storage capacity each based on Punjab Food Department guaranteed storage volumes and annual payments of service charges for a period of ten years.

Location

Forty (40) sites all over Punjab

Proposal Type

Solicited proposal on Built Own Transfer (BOT) basis

Estimated Cost

PKR 4,012 million

Concession Period

10 Years

Concerned/Sponsoring Agency

Food Department, Government of the Punjab

Current Status

2 sites awarded

Salient Features

  • Fully integrated pre‐cleaning systems
  • Fully integrated weighing system
  • Fumigation technology
  • Aeration and re‐circulation
  • Temperature monitoring and control systems
  • Level indicator system
  • Sampling and screening systems

Role of Government Agency

  • Responsible for the procurement and transportation of wheat
  • Make monthly payments of fixed service charges to the operator for handled and stored volume of wheat and quality preservation services such as fumigation, aeration and ventilation

Role of Private Party

  • Responsible for designing, construction, operation and maintenance (O&M).
  • Responsible for the storage of wheat received at the designated procurement centers.
  • Bear all costs and expenses related to the acquisition of land needed for near-farm wheat silo construction