The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) has approved 15 projects involving an estimated cost of Tk17,987.23 crore.
The approval came from the 18th Ecnec meeting of the current fiscal year, held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Tuesday.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said a total of 15 projects of eight ministries and divisions were placed at the Ecnec meeting.
"The meeting approved all the 15 projects involving an overall cost of Tk 17,987.23 crore," he said.
Of the total estimated cost, Tk 11,940.32 crore will come from government fund, while Tk 523.69 crore from relevant organizations' own funds andTk 5,523.22 crore as project assistance, the minister said.
Of the 15 projects, 13 are new and two are revised ones.