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Ecnec approves 16 projects involving Tk 15,969 cr

Published : 26 Dec 2017, 16:58

Sahos Desk

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved a total of 16 projects, including 15 new ones, involving an estimated cost of Tk 15,969.24 crore.

The approval came from the regular weekly meeting of Ecnec held at the NEC conference room here with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said, "A total of 16 projects were approved today and Tk 15,969.24 crore will be required to implement those as per the initial estimate."

The three biggest schemes are Mymensingh Region Rural Infrastructure Development Project involving the initial cost of Tk 3,183.56 crore, Rangpur Division Rural Infrastructure Development Phase-II Project involving estimated cost of Tk 2,884.86 crore, and the Project of the Existing Polytechnic Institutions' Infrastructure Development for Creating Admission Scope for More Students, involving an initial expenditure of Tk 2,561.92 crore.

The Planning Minister said the Mymensingh Region Rural Infrastructure Development Project will be implemented to repair roads, including the flood-damaged ones, in six districts of Mymensingh region from October 2017 to June 2022.

He said the Rangpur Division Rural Infrastructure Development Phase-II Project will also be implemented at the same time in eight districts of Rangpur Division.

Source: unb

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