The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Sunday approved nine projects involving Tk 7,539 crore.
The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference room in the city with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said, "A total of nine projects were approved today involving an overall cost of Tk 7,539.13 crore."
Of the total estimated cost, he said, Tk 6,751.66 crore will come from the national exchequer, while Tk 528.90 crore as project assistance and Tk 258.57 crore from the own funds of the organisations concerned.
Eight of the projects are new while another is revised one.
In terms of cost, the biggest project is "Expansion of Science Education's Scope in Government Colleges Project" involving Tk 2,511.51 crore.