ECNEC approves Tk 6,500 crore project

  National Desk |  Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 |  12:41 pm
ECNEC approves Tk 6,500 crore project

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved a total of nine projects, including four new and five revised projects. The cost of which has been estimated at six thousand 551 crore 27 lakh taka.

The approval was given at a meeting held at the NEC conference room in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar around 10am on Tuesday (October 5).

The Prime Minister presided over the meeting. The Prime Minister joined the meeting through video conference from Ganobhaban. On the other hand, the concerned ministers and secretaries were present in the NEC conference room.

Of the 9 projects, Tk 3,642.29 crore will be spent on government financing, Tk 26.22 crore on the company’s own loan and Tk 2,72.06 crore on foreign loans.

At the end of the ECNEC meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan and State Minister for Planning. Shamsul Alam gave details of the projects at a press conference.

The 9 projects approved by ECNEC are: Sayedabad Water Treatment Plant (Phase-III) (First Amendment), Improvement of Agricultural Meteorological Information System (First Amendment), Establishment of Kushtia Medical College and Hospital, Kushtia (Second Amendment), Two Agricultural Training in Jagannathpur and Mohanganj Upazila Establishment of Institute (ATI), upgrading of Tangail-Delduar-Lauhati-Saturia-Kawalipara-Kalampur bus stand road to proper standard and width of regional highway, river bank conservation of Pirganj upazila of Rangpur district, re-excavation of small river, canal-beel and removal of waterlogging. And left bank protection, construction of Barapukuria-Bogra-Kaliakair 400 KV line (First Amendment) and Railway from Khulna to Mongla Port (Second Amendment).

Agriculture Minister was also present at the meeting. Abdur Razzak, Minister of Local Government. Tajul Islam, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, Health Minister Zahid Malek, State Minister for Planning. Shamsul Alam.

The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary, Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister, Chief Coordinator of SDGs, members of the Planning Commission and secretaries of the concerned ministries and senior officials.