ECNEC approves 11 projects involving Tk 2246 crore
DHAKA, Dec 7 (BSS) – The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved 11 projects involving Taka 2246 crore with Taka 1155 crore coming from domestic sources and Taka 1091 crore from project aid, an official release said.
The approval was given at a meeting of the ECNEC held at the NEC conference room here with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The approved projects include water supply and sanitation project for the Sidr and Aila affected people in coastlines, river bank protection projects for the left banks of Madhumati river at Fukra of Gopalganj and beel route channel in Madaripur, Karnaphuli water supply project, projects for infrastructure development of three jails and completion of remaining works of two other jails, first phase construction work of Muktijoddha complex in all districts, extension and development of Hathazari road and development of roads, bridges and culverts in different parts of the country.
Finance Minister and Alternative Chairman of ECNEC Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Planning Minister Air Vice Marshal (Retd) AK Khondoker (Bir Uttam), Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, Water Resources Minister Ramesh Chandra Sen, Commerce Minister Lt. Col (Retd) Faurk Khan, Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain, Law Minister Barrister Shafiq Ahmed, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun, advisers to the Prime Minister H T Imam, Dr. Modasser Ali, Tawfique-e-Elahi Choudhury (Bir Bikram), Dr. Alauddin Ahmed, State Minister for Liberation War Affairs Capt. (Retd) A B M Tajul Islam and State Minister for Housing and Works Advocate Abdul Mannan Khan attended the meeting.
Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Planning Secretary, members of the planning commission, secretaries and high officials of concerned ministries were also present.