DOT Desk: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved six 6 projects with Tk 8,739.68 crore including a Taka 7,188.66 crore project to ensure speedy, safe and cost effective road communication system between Sylhet and Chattogram region, Reports Daily sun.
The approval came from the 4th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year (FY23) with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The premier joined the meeting virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here while ministers, state ministers, planning commission members and secretaries concerned were connected to it from the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said the meeting approved a total of 6 projects involving an overall estimated cost of Taka 8,739.68 crore.
“Of the total project cost, Taka 5,929.03 crore will come from the government of Bangladesh portion while the rest of Taka 2,810.65 crore as project assistance,” he said.
State Minister for Planning Dr Shamsul Alam, planning commission members and secretaries concerned were present at the briefing.