Published:  04:01 AM, 12 September 2018

ECNEC approves madrasha dev project with Tk 5,919cr

ECNEC approves madrasha dev project with Tk 5,919cr PM Sheikh Hasina chairing ECNEC meeting yesterday. -PID

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved a project involving Tk 5,918.63 crore to ensure infrastructural development at 2,000 selected madrashas.

The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room in the capital with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. 

"Today (Tuesday), the Ecnec cleared a total of 18 projects at a total estimated cost of Tk 17,786.95 crore," Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said while briefing to journalists after the meeting.

He said, of the total project cost, Tk 13,813.44 crore will come from government funds while Tk 42.62 crore from the own funds of organizations concerned and the rest of Tk 3,930.89 crore as project assistance. 

Of the total projects, 12 are new and six are revised ones. The minister said the project titled 'Selected Madrashas Development' will be implemented by June 2021.

He also said some 2,000 madrashas will be covered under the project and each Member of Parliament has provided a list of six madrashas from their respective constituencies for infrastructural development under the project.

Besides, some other madrashas will be selected under special consideration, he added.The main activities of the project include construction of madsrasha buildings, classrooms and vertical extension of madrasha buildings, procurement of necessary furniture and installation of solar panels.

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