The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) has development projects with an estimated cost of Tk 20.07 billion.
The meeting also suspended a Tk 2.36 billion project of Teletalk on the commercial introduction of 5-G services in the capital as a part of the government's austerity measures amid the global crisis.
The approval came from the ECNEC meeting held at the NEC conference room on Tuesday. ECNEC Chair and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the meeting through a virtual platform from her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB.
"Today's meeting approved seven projects, but postponed a fresh project of Teletalk," said Planning Minister MA Mannan while briefing reporters.
The largest project among four fresh ones approved in the meeting is "Land Acquisition, providing compensation to the victims and their rehabilitation in order to establish the divisional headquarters for Mymensigh Division Project" with the cost of Tk 12.24 billion.
Three other new projects are "Strengthening research activities of Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA)" with the estimated cost of Tk 1.64 billion; "Procurement of Equipment and Machineries from Belarus for Selected Municipalities and City Corporations" with Tk 1.50 billion; and "Extension and Modernisation of Dhaka Central Drug Addiction Treatment Centre" with Tk 1.62 billion.
The three revised projects are Rehabilitation of 67A, 67, 67B and 68 polders along the Naf River in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazilas to improve the border security on Bangladesh- Myanmar Border (first revised) project" with additional cost of Tk 2.27 billion (Now the cost raised to Tk 3.68 billion); Uttara Lake Development (1st revised) Project with additional cost of Tk 0.53 billion (now cost is Tk 0.90 billion); and Jail Training Centre, Rajshahi (1st revised) project with additional cost of Tk 0.25 billion (now cost is Tk 0.98 billion).