Ecnec okays eight projects of Tk 3,289cr
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) yesterday approved six new and two revised projects worth Tk 3,289.43 crore.
The approval came at an Ecnec meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the auditorium of the National Economic Council in Dhaka.
Of the total project cost, Tk 2,412.44 crore will come from the national exchequer, Tk 34.59 crore from the own funds of the respective organisations and Tk 842.40 crore from project assistance, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said.
Three of the projects were taken to widen the regional highways at Khulna, Comilla and Rangpur zones at a cost of Tk 1,674 crore, he said.
The regional highways will be of proper width and standard after the work for upgrade is complete by December 2019, Kamal said. Another project was taken for the construction of Barisal Metropolitan and Khulna district police line.
He said the prime minister asked the authorities concerned to bring a project addressing the accommodation problem of police in various police lines across the country.
The coastal town environmental infrastructure project (first revised) was approved at the meeting.
Projects were also approved for roads development in Rajshahi and development of Kishoreganj-Karimganj-Chamraghat-Mithamain road (Chamraghat-Mithamain portion).
The last of the list was a project for the installation of two automatic 10 Kilowatt FM radio station centres at Mymensingh and Gopalganj districts (first revised).