ECNEC okays 6 projects involving Tk 2,474 cr

DHAKA, Jan 3, 2017 (BSS)- The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved six development projects involving Taka 2,474.65 crore.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the ECNEC meeting at the Planning Ministry in the city.

"Of the total project cost, the government will provide Taka 2,002.35 crore from the national exchequer while the remaining Taka 472.30 crore will come as project assistance," Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said at a news briefing emerging from the meeting.

Of the approved six projects, five are new while one is revised one, he said.

The minister said the procurement of equipment and machinery for repairing and maintenance and road infrastructure construction project would be implemented at an estimated cost of Taka 585.88 crore.

The Roads and Highways Department will implement the project by December 2017, he said adding that the government will provide Taka 113.58 crore of the total project cost while Taka 472.30 crore will come as project assistance.

The ECNEC meeting also approved the first revision of the construction of some 156 fire service and civil defense stations at important upazila headquarters with an estimated cost of Tk 1,258 crore.

The Fire Service and Civil Defense Department and Public Works Department are jointly implementing the project at 156 upazilas across the country.

The other projects are Infrastructural development of Nangalband Mohastami Punnasnan Festival with Taka 120.74 crore, Protecting Ramnewaj launchghat areas under Manpura upazila and Ghosherhat launchghat areas under Charfassion upazila of Bhola from river erosion with Taka 280.69 crore, approach road widening and other necessary infrastructural development for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park, Gazipur with Taka 70.32 crore and enriching Bangla language in ICT through research and development with Taka 159.02 crore.

Ministers, State Ministers and Planning Commission members and secretaries concerned were present.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)