The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) has approved a project involving Tk 665.61 crore for development, renovation and extension of some 10,000 universal social infrastructures like graveyards, mosques, crematories, temples, churches.
The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at the NEC Conference Room in the city on Tuesday with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, UNB reports.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said a total of 10 projects were approved today with an overall estimated cost of Tk 5,180.73 crore.
"Of the total project cost, Tk 4,462.25 crore will come from the state exchequer, Tk 19.93 crore from the organization's own fund while the rest of Tk 698.57 crore from project assistance," he said.
Of the approved 10 projects, nine are new while one is revised project.