The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday cleared nine projects involving Tk 32.27 billion.
The approval came from the ECNEC meeting held at NEC Conference room in the city with ECNEC chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
“The meeting approved nine projects involving a total estimated cost of Tk 32.27 billion and the entire cost will be borne from the state coffer,” said Planning Minister MA Mannan while briefing reporters.
Among the projects, five are fresh ones and four are revised ones, according to the factsheet provided by the Planning Commission.
In terms of cost, the largest project is ‘Improvement of Sirajganj-Kazipur-Dhanut-Sherpur and Sirajganj (Bagbati)-Dhanut (Sonamukhi) Highway Project’ with an estimated cost of Tk 9.89 billion.
The four other fresh projects are Construction of Bhairab Bridge over Bhairab River on Dighalia (Railgate)-Aruya-Gazirhat-Terokhada Road Project with Tk 6.18 billion; Extension and Modernisation of Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) project with Tk 2.40 billion; Modernisation and construction of necessary structures of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, Jatiya Sangsad Sadashya Bhaban and MP Hostel Project with Tk 2.34 billion; and Installation of Premix Kernel Machine and Laboratory and Construction of Infrastructures to Ensure Nutrition in Food Grains project with the cost of Tk 667.8 million.
The four revised projects are Ashrayan-3 (for construction of houses for forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals in Bhasanchar of Hatiya upazila under Noakhali and necessary security infrastructures for the island) (1st revised) project with the additional cost of Tk 7.81 billion; Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Centre (2nd revised) Project with the additional cost Tk 2.28 billion; Re-installation and Up-gradation of Level-Crossing Gates of the East Zone of Bangladesh Railway Project with additional cost of Tk 239.1 million and Re-installation and Up-gradation of Level-crossing Gates of the West Zone of Bangladesh Railway Project with additional cost of Tk 444.4 million.
Now, the cost of the Ashrayan-3 project stands at Tk 30.95 billion from the original cost of Tk 23.12 billion, while that of Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Centre Project at Tk 5.34 billion from the cost of Tk 3.05 billion estimated in the first revision.
Besides, the cost of re-installation and up-gradation of Level-crossing Gates of the East Zone of Bangladesh Railway Project now increased at Tk 1.05 billion from Tk 805.9 million estimated in the first revision and that of re-installation and up-gradation of Level-Crossing Gates of the West Zone of Bangladesh Railway Project at Tk 922.8 million from the original cost of Tk 478.4 million.
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