DHAKA: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Monday (July 6) approved nine projects with an outlay of Tk 2,744 crore.
The approval came from the first ECNEC meeting of the new fiscal year (20-21) held at the NEC conference room with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
However, the prime minister and Planning Minister MA Mannan joined the meeting through videoconferencing from Ganabhaban.
After the meeting planning minister held a virtual press briefing about the outcome.
He said: “Today’s meeting approved nine projects under four ministries and the total estimated cost of the projects is Tk 2,744.44 crore. Of the cost, 1,353.70 will be drawn from the national exchequer, while Tk 440.79 crore from the own funds of the agencies concerned and Tk 949.96 crore as foreign debt.”
BDST: 1805 HRS, JULY 6, 2020