The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved 12 projects involving an overall estimated cost of Tk 3,470 crore.
The approval came from an ECNEC meeting held at NEC conference room with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said, "A total of 12 projects were approved today involving an overall cost of Tk 3,470.20 crore."
Of the total cost, Tk 3,163.50 crore will come from the national exchequer, while Tk 306.70 crore as project loan, he said.
Among the approved projects, 10 are new while two are revised ones.
The 10 new projects include Construction of Shalla-Jolsukha Part of Sunamganj-Madanpur-Dirai-Shalla-Jolsukha-Ajmiriganj-Habiganj Highway at a cost of Tk 769.33 crore; Construction of RCC Retaining Walls with Drains in different parts of Rangamati Roads damaged by hill/landslides involving Tk 249.26 crore; Expansion of GNSS CORS Network and Modernisation of Tidal Stations spending Tk 114.89 crore; Construction of Khulna Tax Bhaban with Tk 71.76 crore; Modhumati-Naboganga Sub-project Rehabilitation and Reviving Naboganga River through Re-excavation and Dredging for Maintaining Ecological Balance at Tk 303.61 crore; and Protection of Left Bank of Meghna River from Borikandi to Dhorabhanga MP Dam at Nabinagar in Brahmanbaria district spending Tk 71.09 crore.
The new projects also include Expansion of Irrigation through Optimum Use of Surface Water and Reserving Rainwater in Natore district involving Tk 175.58 crore; Strengthening the activities of the Department of Agricultural Marketing atTk 160 crore; Enhancing the Adaptation Capacity among the Coast Communities Particularly Women to Face Salinity Caused by Climate Changes at Tk 276.87 crore; and Enhancing the Capacity of BGD e-Gov CIRT spending Tk 146.71 crore.
The two revised projects are Construction of Thanchi-Rimakari-Madak-Likri Road (1st revised) with Tk 853.12 crore; and Protection of Charfassion Municipality Town of Bhola district from Meghna River Erosion (1st revised) with Tk 277.98 crore.