|Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also ECNEC chairperson, presides over the weekly ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC conference room on Tuesday (January 10, 2017)|
Dhaka: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved nine development projects involving Taka 8,874.16 crore.
The approval came at the ECNEC meeting held at the NEC conference room in the city's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
After the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said this while talking to reporters.
He said, “Of the total project costs, the government will provide Taka 7,329.16 crore from the national exchequer while the organization concerned will contribute Taka 50.09 crore from their own funds and the remaining Taka 1,494.91 crore will come as project assistance.”
The minister said the meeting approved the construction of some 130 bridges at rural area across the country with a cost of Taka 3,926.76 crore.
Under the project, a total of 26,040 meter length of bridge will be constructed, he added, reports BSS.
The ECNEC meeting also approved the water supply development and sanitation project for Chittagong city at a cost of Taka 1,890.83 crore and rural infrastructure development project at a cost of Taka 454.62 crore.
The other projects are re-excavation of 83 rivers and channels in Bagerhat district and increasing the navigability at Mongla- Ghoshiakhali channel with Tk 706.40 crore, increasing the crops production through farm mechanization with Tk 339.44 crore, strengthening the research of Bina and substations development projects with Tk 160.56 crore, electricity transmission development project for three hill tract districts with Tk 565.68 crore, Information Bhaban construction project with Tk 95.85 crore and development of road and drainage system at newly included Shyampur, Dhania, Matuail and Sarulia area in the Dhaka South City Corporation with Tk 734.02 crore.
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