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ECNEC okays Tk 7.22b Nakshipalli project to enhance facilities

March 13, 2019 00:00:00

The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved on Tuesday a project titled 'Sheikh Hasina Nakshipalli, Jamalpur (1st phase)' involving Tk 7.22 billion, aiming to enhance facilities for Nakshi entrepreneurs, handloom and handicraft workers, reports UNB.

The approval came at the weekly ECNEC meeting held at the NEC conference room with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

The meeting cleared a total of six projects involving an estimated cost of Tk 2,65.07 billion, said Planning Minister MA Mannan while briefing reporters after the meeting.

He said the entire cost will be borne by the national exchequer. All the six projects are new ones.

About the Nakshipalli project, the minister said Bangladesh Handloom Board under the Textile and Jute Ministry will implement the project on 300 acres of land in Jamalpur by December 2021.

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