The government has approved an annual development programme (ADP) worth Tk 202,721 crore for 2019-20.
The figure is 21 per cent higher compared to last fiscal.The approval was made at a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) on Tuesday chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Planning Minister MA Mannan briefed the newsmen about the outcome of the meeting.
In addition, the meeting also approved ADP worth Tk 12,000 crore for autonomous institutions.
Of the total ADP outlay, Tk 130,921 crore will come from internal sources and Tk 71,800 from foreign funds.
The transport sector received the biggest chunk: more than Tk 52,806 crore or about 26 percent of the entire annual expenditure.
The power sector has received the second with an allocation of Tk 26,017 crore.