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ECNEC approves 12 projects with Taka 5,494 crore

27 August 2019, 3:30:57

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved 12 projects involving a total amount of Taka 5,494.04 crore including one for acquiring land to build a sewerage treatment plant in the city’s Uttara area with Taka 1,398 crore.

With ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, the approval came from an ECNEC meeting held at the NEC Conference Room in
the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.

Briefing the reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said that of the total project cost of Taka 5,494.04 crore, the government will provide Taka 5,416.04 crore while the rest of Taka 78 crore will come as project assistance.

The Planning Minister said the objectives of the project that aims to acquire land to construct a sewerage treatment plant in Uttara area to ensure a hygienic, environment-friendly and sustainable sanitation system in the city’s Uttara area under Dhaka North City Corporation.

Dhaka WASA under the Local Government Division will implement the project by June 2021.

The main project operations include acquiring 53.75 acres of land and thus providing compensation, conducting necessary survey activities and erecting some 2200 meters of barbwire fence including boundary pillars.

In line with the government’s bid to ensure cent percent sanitation at Dhaka Metropolis as per the recommendations of the Master Plan, necessary sanitation measures would be undertaken at Turag Thana under Dhaka North City Corporation area through implementation of this project.

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