Government to open seven projects in September-October; AL to showcase them in campaign for general elections; expert urges building capacity for operations
Physical works of two mega infrastructure projects involving around Tk 70,000 crore will get underway this week, setting off a flurry of activities for the next several years.
Chronic problems preventing it from getting expected results
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today told the parliament that work is going on in full swing to open Padma Bridge to traffic by the end of this year.
In a recent statement, the country director of Asian Development Bank stressed the need to complete mega projects like the metro rail on time because, ultimately, it is the tax-payers who have to pay back the money taken as loan.
The government has allocated large funds for several mega projects under the next fiscal year's Annual Development Programme (ADP) to speed up the implementation of the projects ahead of the next national polls.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Awami League needed another term of office to implement mega projects to turn
The government's focus on mega projects, skills development and job creation are commendable.
While economists have praised the proposed budget's emphasis on mega projects, skill development and job creation, they have termed the revenue generation target very ambitious.