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10 projects to get Ecnec nod today

Published : 06 Dec 2021 10:46 PM | Updated : 07 Dec 2021 01:03 PM

Ten projects worth Tk 7,447 crore including establishment model mosques across the country will be placed at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) meeting today.

The ECNEC meeting will be held at the NEC conference room in the capital's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The cost of the project titled establishment of a total of 560 model mosques and Islamic cultural centers in each district and upazila is increasing by Tk 613 crore. Although all the work was expected to be completed by 2020, only 50 model mosques have been inaugurated recently.

According to Islamic Foundation (IFA) sources, the cost of the original approved project was Tk 9,82.41 crore. After that, in the first amendment approved, the expenditure was estimated at Tk 8,622 crore. This time the proposed 2nd revised total expenditure has been proposed at Tk 9,435.82 crore.

According to IFA sources, the project has been proposed to be amended for various reasons. Some sectors, such as salaries of officers, electricity, fax, internet, registration fees, petrol, lubricants, gas and fuel, other aesthetics, motor vehicle repair and maintenance, office equipment, building construction costs are increasing.

Increasing costs and time is mainly due to the inclusion of office equipment repair and maintenance, other equipment repair and maintenance, interior decoration work.

In addition, the ICT infrastructure, human resources and technology skills project of the Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat at the cost of Tk 13.84 crore will be placed at the meeting.

ECNEC's new project “Digital Government and Economic Enrichment” will be presented at the ECNEC meeting. The total proposed cost of the project is Tk 2,541 crore.

The cost of the “Irrigation Infrastructure Rehabilitation” project has been estimated at Tk 322 crore.

The proposed cost of the “Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management” project is Tk 1,182 crore. The proposed cost of the rural infrastructure development project in the greater Noakhali district is Tk 313 crore.

A new navigable route will be dug from Mongla via Chandpur-Mawa-Goaland to Pakshi Rooppur nuclear power plant.

The total distance of this waterway is 460 kilometers. Expenditure on waterway excavation is increasing by another Tk 334 crore.

The depth of this navigable route will be increased for transporting heavy cargo of nuclear power plants.

Ships with a draft of 5 meters (depth of the submarine) will be excavated mainly for landing at the jetty. The project will be presented at the ECNEC meeting.

Besides, the proposed cost of the integrated infrastructure development project of Cumilla City Corporation is Tk. 1,538 crore.

The proposed expenditure for the establishment of Chattogram and Rajshahi Sports Schools project under Bangladesh Sports Education Institution is Tk. 31.86 crore.

The proposed cost of setting up Burn and Plastic Surgery Units in 5 Medical College Hospitals (Sylhet, Barisal, Rangpur, Rajshahi and Faridpur) is Tk. 458 crore.

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