DHAKA: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approved 11 development projects, involving Tk 8,053 crore, including water supply project for 30 municipalities.
The approval came from an Ecnec meeting at NEC on Tuesday (June 18) with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Tk 1,751 crore will be spent for the water supply project.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said a total of 11 projects were approved with an overall cost of Tk 8,052 crore.
"Of the total project cost, Tk 3,389 crore will come from the national exchequer while Tk 551 crore from the organisations' own funds and the rest of Tk 4,113 crore as project assistance," he said.
Of the projects, the Tk 59 cr project has been approved for increasing security measures at all the international airports of the country.
BDST: 1545 HRS, JUNE 18, 2019