The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) recently cleared a total of 13 projects, including one to strengthen and expand the power transmission system in Chattogram region.
The approval came at the first ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
"The overall estimated cost of the 13 projects is Tk 77.44 billion," Planning Minister MA Mannan said while briefing reporters after the meeting.
Of the amount, the government will provide Tk 64.14 billion while Tk 1.89 billion will come from own funds of the organizations concerned. The remaining amount will come as project assistance, he said.
About the Chattogram power transmission project, he said the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh will implement it by June 2022.
The power transmission infrastructure at Anwara, Patiya, Hathazari and Chattogram City will be upgraded under the project.