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2019-12-25 04:09:32 BdST

Govt to spend Tk 1,159 cr for dev of pry schools in Dhaka


The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved nine projects, including a Tk 1159.21-crore one to improve the infrastructures of government primary schools in Dhaka city and its adjoining area Purbachal.

The approval came from the 14th Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

“A total of nine projects were approved involving an overall estimated cost of Tk 4,611.62 crore,“ said Planning Minister MA Mannan.

Of the total project cost, Tk 4,366.12 crore will come from the national exchequer, while the rest of Tk 245.50 crore from the own funds of the organisations concerned, he said.

Among the approved projects, seven are new while the rest two are revised ones.

The Directorate of Primary Education will implement the project of Establishment and Making Primary Schools Eye-catching ones through Improving Infrastructures in Dhaka city and Purbachal area by December 2024, said the Planning Minister.

According to the Planning Commission, the main project operations include the construction of 14 new primary schools, including 3 in Uttara and 11 in Purbachal, construction, repair and maintenance of primary school rooms, construction and renovation of boundary walls of the primary schools and necessary land acquisition and land filling.

Ecnec also approved another project to improve selected educational institutions in Haor areas of Netrakona and Sunamganj with the estimated cost of Tk 944.80 crore.

The main project operations include construction of some 52 student hostels, construction of some 31 multipurpose buildings, one teachers’ dormitory and construction of boundary walls at 31 educational institutions.

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