ECNEC approves 14 projects worth Taka 18,483 crore


DHAKA, Jan 16, (BSS) – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a total of 14 projects involving Taka 18,482.92 crore.

The approval was made at the 15th ECNEC meeting of the fiscal year held at the NEC conference room in the city’s Sher-E-Bangla Nagar area with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said a total of 14 projects involving Taka 18,482.92 crore were approved in the meeting.

“Of the total project cost, Taka 16,370.81 crore will come from the GoB portion, Taka 95 crore from the organisation’s own fund while the rest of Taka 2,017.11 crore from project assistance,” he added.

Of the projects, nine are new while five are revised projects.

The planning minister said Education Engineering Department (EED) under the Secondary and Higher Education Division will implement a project titled ‘Development of Selected Private Secondary Schools’ by June 2020 with Taka 10,649.05 crore.

He said the project will ensure development of infrastructures of 3,000 dilapidated private secondary schools.

According to a report carried out by BANBEIS in 2014, the number of students at the secondary level is 91,60,365. These students are studying at 327 government secondary schools alongside 19,357 private secondary schools.

Under the project, there will be construction of academic as well as other necessary buildings in these 3,000 selected schools across the country alongside ensuring supply of necessary furniture to the educational institutions.