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12:00 AM, November 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:25 AM, November 04, 2019

Govt Development Projects: JS body forms monitoring sub-committee

A parliamentary body yesterday formed a five-member sub-committee to monitor whether ministries follow suggestions of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) regarding different development projects of the government.

The sub-committee will be headed by ruling Awami League MP Saber Hossain Chowdhury, while four other members are Hafiz Ahmed Majumder, Manjur Hossain, Rowshan Ara Mannan and Adiba Anjum Mita.

The parliamentary standing committee on planning ministry made the decision in its meeting at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with AL MP Abul Kalam Azad in the chair.

“In the last year, IMED has evaluated around 1,200 development projects worth around Tk 2 lakh crore. The evaluation reports were sent to the respective ministries. But we don’t know how much of the suggestions are being accepted by the respective ministries,” Saber Hossain Chowdhury told The Daily Star.

He also said the main activities of the sub-committee will be to find out whether the respective ministries follow IMED suggestions.

“Crores of taka are involved with different development projects. People won’t get due benefit if those are not implemented properly. IMED is a vital department of the government which looks after this. The sub-committee will try to oversee all those issues,” said Saber.

Terms and references of the sub-committee will be finalised in the next meeting of the parliamentary watchdog.

The committee yesterday also discussed implementation and progress of different development projects.

The parliamentary watchdog also suggested to examine whether it would be possible to undertake a special project for the education of underprivileged children living in slums.

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