|Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presides over the ECNEC meeting on Wednesday (September 13, 2017)|
Dhaka: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved a project involving Tk 665.61 crore for development, renovation and extension of some 10,000 universal social infrastructures like graveyards, mosques, crematories, temples, churches.
The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at the NEC Conference Room in the city with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
After the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal explained the decision of the meeting.
He said a total of 10 projects were approved today with an overall estimated cost of Tk 5,180.73 crore.
“Of the total project cost, Tk 4,462.25 crore will come from the state exchequer, Tk 19.93 crore from the organization's own fund while the rest of Tk 698.57 crore from project assistance,” he said.
Of the approved 10 projects, nine are new while one is revised project.
The other projects approved at the meeting are Rehabilitation through slope protection work from the erosion-prone 72nd polder under Sandwip upazila in Rajshahi with Tk 197.04 crore, water supply and sanitation project at 23 pourashavas in Bangladesh with Tk 991.74 crore, Construction of cleaners residential building at Narayanganj city corporation with Tk 99.66 crore, Construction of 103.43 meter-long PC girder Bridge on Aricha (Borangail)-Gheor-Daulatpur-Tangail road with Tk 65.15 crore, Establishment of computer and language training lab (2nd revised) at the educational institutions across the country, 2nd revised, with Tk 397.78 crore, Protection of Khudbandi, Singrabari and Shuvgachha areas of Kazipur Upazila under Sirajganj district from Jamuna bank erosion.
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