Tk 1.43b SRDI project for capacity dev

23 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The government has initiated a scheme to increase the institutional capacity of Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI) through constructing necessary infrastructures, ICT backbone and modernising of its GIS.

The SRDI under the Ministry of Agriculture will implement a project to this end with an estimated cost of Taka 1.43 billion (Taka 143.29 crore) to be entirely borne from the state exchequer, reports BSS.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the project titled ‘Construction of buildings of SRDI and its capacity enhancement’ to be completed by December 2023. Commenting on the project, Planning Minister MA Mannan said although this institute was founded in 1961 for conducting necessary research operations on soil, fertilizer and on other related subjects, no major uplift work was undertaken for it. “Under the circumstances, the project has been drafted by the Ministry of Agriculture and it got ECNEC approval for further modernizing this institute with construction of necessary infrastructures,” he said.