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Farooque tells JS: Delta Plan to boost GDP growth by 1.5% by 2030

  • Published at 11:14 pm June 18th, 2019
State Minister for Water Resources Zaheed Farooque
State Minister for Water Resources Zaheed Farooque Collected

Government will implement 80 projects involving Tk297,800 crore by 2030

State Minister for Water Resources Zaheed Farooque told the Jatiya Sangsad that once the implementation work of the Delta Plan- 2100 begins, the country’s GDP growth will increase by 1.5% by 2030, apart from dealing with adverse impacts of climate change.

“Under the Delta Plan, the government will implement 80 projects involving Tk297,800 crore by 2030 by selecting six climate vulnerable ‘hotspots’ across the country,” he said, reports BSS.

Implementation of the first phase of a project titled ‘Inland Small Rivers, Canals and Lakes Re-excavation in 64 Districts began in December 2018 across the country, he said.

A feasibility study is underway for commencing the second phase of the project that will include 65 projects for infrastructure, and 15 for increasing institutional capacity, skills, and conducting research, he said.