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Ecnec approves 7 projects worth Tk 3,981cr

Published : 08 Nov 2022 09:16 PM | Updated : 09 Nov 2022 02:25 PM

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved seven projects worth Tk 3,981.90 crore.

The approval came from the ECNEC meeting with its chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. 

The Premier chaired the meeting being physically present at the NEC Conference Room in the city's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area while ministers, state ministers, planning commission members and secretaries concerned were present.

While briefing reporters after the meeting, the Planning Minister MA Mannan said, “The meeting approved seven projects with a total cost of Tk 3,981.90 crore.”

He said, “Of the total project cost, Tk 3,392.33 crore will come from the government of Bangladesh portion, Tk 267.35 crore from the concerned organization's own fund while the rest of Tk 322.21 crore as project assistance.”

Besides, the planning minister informed that the ECNEC meeting was apprised about the time frame extension of three development projects.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) under the Ministry of Shipping would implement the jetty construction project with Tk 1,913.70 crore from entire government fund by June 2024.

The prime minister in the meeting asked the authorities concerned to start the work for construction of jetty at Sandwip portion on priority basis.

Planning Division Secretary Mamun-Al Rashid said that construction of a jetty at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) is very much necessary and once the jetty is constructed it would facilitate the operations of foreign investors there and thus pave the way for earning revenues.

The main project operations include 25.86 acres of land acquisition, 3.95 lakh cubic meter land development, 23,488 square meter port building construction, 23,488 square meter indoor non structural finishing, 75,480.60 square meter RCC jetty construction, construction of 3,830 square meter boundary walls, 8485 square meter parking yards, 24,000 square meter link roads, 3,66,630 cubic meter excavation, construction of 5,065 square meter wooden jetty and access way, 300 meter break water and procurement of 14 naval ancillary equipment.

Once the project is implemented, it would reduce travel time and transportation cost among South-Eastern Cox's Bazar, Teknaf, Kutubdia with other South-Western districts of the country.

The other projects approved in the meeting are: Development of affected road infrastructures and service packages of Zone 2 and Zone 4 under Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) with Tk 963.30 crore, Development of electrical equipment and safety measures at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban area with Tk 92.17 crore, Baroiarhat-Heyako-Ramgarh road widening project, 1st revised with an additional cost of Tk 261.59 crore, Development of Nabinagar-Ashuganj road with an additional cost of Tk 183.41 crore, Sustainable agricultural development at Dinajpur region with Tk 65.32 crore and Extension and strengthening of power transmission system at Chattogram region, 1st revised with an additional cost of Tk 502.41 crore.

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