2020-06-02 17:11:43 BdST

Ecnec approves 10 projects worth TK16,276 crore

Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina chairs the virtual Ecnec meeting from her official residence Ganobhaban, on June 2, 2020. Photo: PID

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) has approved ten projects costing Tk16,276.03 crore in a virtual meeting today.

Ecnec's approval included a Tk475.26 crore project for the reconstruction of 113 km embankments and re-excavation of 60 km of rivers and 344 km canals in Satkhira.

The virtual meeting of Ecnec was chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from her official residence Ganobhaban.

Planning Minister MA Mannan said that two projects with special approval of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) to fight the coronavirus crisis in the country were mentioned at the meeting.

"The prime minister has suggested installing at least 10 ICU beds at every district sadar hospital," he said at a press briefing after the virtual meeting.

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