DHAKA: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved a project for the development of road connection on Shariatpur-Janzira-Naodoba (Padma Bridge approach road) route with estimated cost of Taka 1,682.55 crore.
The ECNEC also approved eight other projects.
The approval came from a meeting of the ECNEC with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair held at the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area on Tuesday (February 18).
After the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan briefed reporters: “The nine projects were estimated at cost of Taka 13,639.01 crore in total.”
MA Mannan said: “Of the total project cost, Taka 8,886.44 crore will come from the government of Bangladesh portion, Taka 293.16 crore from the concerned organization’s own fund while the rest of Taka 4,459.41 crore from project assistance.”
The nine projects approved in the meeting are Rajshahi metropolis city integrated infrastructures development with Taka 2,931.62 crore, Freedom Fighter late Alhaj Kamal Uddin Road Development Under Noakhali district with Taka 282.11 crore, Upgrading Karnaphuli Tunnel link road including Anwara upazila link road with Taka 407.08 crore, Shariatpur-Janzira-Naodoba (Padma Bridge approach road) development with Taka 1,682.55 crore, Modernization of ports with necessary facilities at Paturia and Daulatdia with Taka 1,351.70 crore, Protecting the establishments from the left river bank of Padma under Charghat and Bagha upazilas in Rajshahi with Taka 722.24 crore, Integrated Livestock Development at the now defunct enclaves and char areas with Taka 128.96 crore, Integrated livestock development at Haor areas with Taka 118.13 crore and Mongla Port with Taka 6,014.62 crore.
BDST: 1657 HRS, FEB 18, 2020