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Ecnec okays 8 projects worth Tk5,142 crore

  • Published at 03:45 pm July 16th, 2019
Ecnec okays 8 projects worth Tk5,142 crore
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairs a weekly National Economic Council (Ecnec) meeting, held at the NEC conference room in Dhaka on Tuesday PID

Tk2,606 crore to be spent on Dhaka division's road development

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved eight projects involving Tk5,142 crore, including Tk2,606 crore to improve important roads under various unions and upazilas of Dhaka division.

The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports UNB.

"Today's Ecnec meeting cleared eight projects involving Tk 5,142.06 crore," said Planning Secretary Muhammad Nurul Amin while briefing reporters after the meeting.

Of the total cost, Tk4,129.81 crore will come from the government fund, while Tk1,012.55 crore from foreign sources as project assistance, he said.

Among the approved projects, six are new and the rest two are revised ones.

The Planning Secretary said the 'Expansion and Strengthening of Important Upazila and Union roads under Dhaka Division Project' will be implemented by June 2024.