ECNEC approves Tk 32.27bn projects

Staff Correspondent,
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The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved nine development projects, involving Tk 32.27 billion (3,226.75 crore), to be implemented with government finance.

The approval came at a meeting of the ECNEC, the highest economic policymaking body of the government, at a meeting held on Tuesday (Dec 17) with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

After the meeting at NEC conference room at the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Planning Minister MA Mannan told reporters that 10 projects were placed for approval.

“Nine of them have been approved while the chairperson has sent back the remaining project for review. All the projects will be implemented with government finance,” he said.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Planning Minister MA Mannan, Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque, LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam, Education Minister Dipu Moni, Health Minister Zahid Maleque, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Land Minister Saifuzzaman, among others, were present.