The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved “Tottho Apa: Empowerment of women through ICT to build Digital Bangladesh" with an estimated cost of Tk 544.91 cr in a bid to spread ICT services across the country.
The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room in the city with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, UNB reports.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said that a total of eight projects were approved today with an estimated cost of Tk 2,723.61 crore.
"Of the total project cost, Tk 1,929.97 crore will come from the state exchequer while Tk 793.64 crore from the organizations’ own fund,"
Of the approved projects, six are new while two are revised ones.