A Tk 2,253.24 billion Annual Development Programme (ADP) has been picked up for the 2021-22 fiscal year with a special focus on health, agriculture and employment generation.
About 29.4 percent ADP money has been channeled for human resources sector that includes education, health and other related sectors; 21.7 percent for the overall agriculture sector, including agriculture, rural development and rural institutions and water resources.
A total of 12.1 percent ADP resources are going to power and energy sector, 26.4 percent for communications sector which covers roads, railways, bridges and other communications related areas; and 10.4 percent for other sectors.
“Health, agriculture and employment generation have been given priority while allocating resources for the ADP,” Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told the parliament while placing the national budget for FY2022 on Thursday.
The highest ADP allocation went to the transport and communications sector out of 15 rearranged individual sectors. ADP approval was given earlier at the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Tk 1,373 billion of the ADP is estimated to come from domestic resources and Tk 880.24 billion is expected to come as project assistance (PA) from development partners.
The next fiscal’s ADP is much larger than the current fiscal’s revised ADP of Tk 1.98 trillion, which has been curtailed from the original allocation of Tk 2.05 trillion.
The new ADP includes a total of 1,426 projects including 1,308 investment projects and 118 technical assistance schemes.
If 89 projects of autonomous bodies are included, the total number of projects under the new ADP stands at 1,515. Tk 41.47 billion has been set aside as block allocation for special development support in the new ADP.
According to sector-wise allocation in the new ADP, the transport and communication sector received the highest allocation of Tk 616.31 billion or 27.35 per cent of ADP outlay, followed by the power and energy sector’s Tk 458.68 billion or 20.36 per cent and the housing and community facilities sector’s Tk 237.47 billion or 10.54 per cent.
Besides, the education sector fetched Tk 231.78 billion or 10.29 per cent; health sector Tk 173.07 billion or 7.68 per cent, local government and rural development sector Tk 142.74 billion or 6.34 per cent, environment, climate change and water sector Tk 85.26 billion or 3.78 per cent, agriculture sector Tk 76.65 billion or 3.40 per cent, industry and economic services sector Tk 46.38 billion or 2.06 per cent and the science and ICT sector received Tk 35.87 billion or 1.59 per cent of ADP.
In ministry-wise allocation, Local Government Division got the highest allocation of Tk 338.96 billion, Road Transport and Highways Division Tk 280.42 billion, Power Division Tk 253.49 billion, Ministry of Science and Technology Tk 206.34 billion, Ministry of Railways Tk 135.58 billion, Health Services Division Tk 130 billion, Secondary and Higher Education Division Tk 119.20 billion, Bridges Division Tk 98.13 billion, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education Tk 80.22 billion and the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education received Tk 68.71 billion.
Out of the 10 highest allocation recipient projects for the next fiscal year (FY22), the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project received an allocation of Tk 184.26 billion, Matarbari coal power plant Tk 61.62 billion, Fourth Primary Education Development Project (PEDP-4) Tk 50.54 billion, Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project Tk 48 billion, Padma Rail Link (1st revised) project Tk 38.24 billion, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge Construction project Tk 35.80 billion, Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (2nd revised), Tk 35 billion, Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway project Tk 32.27 billion, Expansion and strengthening of power system network under DPDC area Tk 30.51 billion and Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Expansion (1st phase), 1st revised project Tk 28.28 billion.