The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) has approved the 'Development of infrastructures of countrywide rural bazaars' involving an estimated cost of Tk 1,730 crore to set up 520 rural bazaars across the country to facilitate marketing of farm and non-farm products.
The approval came from the weekly meeting of Ecnec on Tuesday held at NEC conference room with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said a total of eight projects involving an overall estimated cost of Tk 15,221.75 crore were approved at today’s meeting.
Of the total project cost, Tk 3,767.84 crore will come from the national exchequer, Tk 10,924.62 crore from the organisation's own fund while the rest of Tk 529.29 crore from project assistance, he said.
Six of the eight approved projects are new while two are revised ones.