The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved a total of six projects involving Taka 2,504.75 crore.
The approval came from the ECNEC meeting with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The Premier joined the meeting virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence while ministers, state ministers, planning commission members and secretaries concerned attended the meeting from the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said a total of six projects were approved today involving an overall estimated cost of Taka 2,504.75 crore.
Of the approved six projects, three are new while the rest three projects are revised ones, he said, adding: “Of the total project cost, Taka 1,628.13 crore will come from the government while Taka 876.62 crore 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 Taka 457.02 crore 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)” with a cost of Taka 745.33 crore by June 2027.
The other projects approved in the meeting are “Establishment of Ashuganj Inland Container River Port” project (1st revision) with Taka 458 crore, “Construction of road along Karnaphuli River from Kalurghat Bridge to Chaktai Canal” project (2nd revision) with Taka 469.15 crore,” BSCIC Printing Industrial City” project (1st revision) with Taka 125.85 crore and “Irrigation Extension Project through Conservation of Canal Water in Barendra Area-2nd Phase” Project with Taka 249.40 crore.
— daily Sun