ECNEC approves Tk 3,684cr projects for rural communications development

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Dhaka, Mar 1: The government has approved Tk 3,684.36 crore projects for construction of small bridges and culverts (up to 12 metres) on rural roads across the country.

The approval was given at the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) meeting at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

The major objectives of the projects are for further improvement of the rural communications system.

The Department of Disaster Management under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief will implement the projects by June 2019 with the entire project cost to come from the national exchequer, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told reporters after the meeting.

He said a total of 12 projects were approved involving an estimated cost of Tk 6650.75 crore. “Of the total project cost, Tk 5,694.56 crore will come from the state coffer while the rest Tk 956.1 crore as project assistance,” Kamal added.

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