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ECNEC okays 6 projects involving Tk 25bn

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  • 17 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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ECNEC okays 6 projects involving Tk 25bn

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Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved a total of six projects involving Tk 25.05 billion.

 The approval came from the ECNEC meeting held virtually with its Chairperson Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, Planning Minister MA Mannan told journalists at a press briefing later.

Of the approved six projects, three are new while the rest three projects are revised ones, he said, adding: "Of the total project cost, Tk 16.28 billion will come from the government while Tk 8.77 as project assistance."

He said the approved projects include two projects under the Road Transport and Highways Division, one project under Shipping Ministry, one under the Housing and Public Works Ministry, one under the Industries Ministry and another one under the Agriculture Ministry.

State Minister for Planning Dr Shamsul Alam, Planning Commission members and secretaries concerned were also present at the briefing.

Mannan informed that Roads and Highways Department under the Road Transport and Highways Division will implement the "Proper Upgradation of Sonapur- Kabirhat-Companiganj (Basurhat)-Dagonbhuiya Regional Highway (R-148)" Project with a cost of Tk 4.57 billion by June 2025.

He informed that the Roads and Highways Department will also implement another project titled "Construction of Chunkuri Bridge over Chunkuri River at 28th km of Gallamari-Batiaghata-Dakop-Nalyan Forest Road (Z-7606)" at a cost of Tk 7.45 billion by June 2027.

 The other projects approved in the meeting are "Establishment of Ashuganj Inland Container River Port" project (1st revision) with Tk 4.58 billion, "Construction of road along Karnaphuli River from Kalurghat Bridge to Chaktai Canal" project (2nd revision) with Tk 4.69 billion," BSCIC Printing Industrial City" project (1st revision) with Tk 1.26 billion and "Irrigation Extension Project through Conservation of Canal Water in Barendra Area-2nd Phase" Project with Tk 2.49 billion.