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Govt to develop 10,000 social infrastructures including graveyards, mosques

DHAKA, Sept 13 (BSS)-The government will spend Tk 665.61 crore for development, renovation and extension of some 10,000 universal social infrastructures like graveyards, mosques, crematories, temples and churches.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a project in this regard at a meeting held at the NEC conference room with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

A total of 10 projects were approved in today's ECNEC meeting with an estimated cost of Tk 5,180.73 crore, said Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while briefing journalists after the meeting.

"Of the total project cost, Tk 4,462.25 crore will come from the national exchequer, Tk 19.93 crore from the own fund of organizations concerned and Tk 698.57 crore will come as project assistance," the minister said.

Kamal said the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) under the Local Government Division will implement the 'Universal Social Infrastructure Development Project' in all 491 upazilas except the city corporation areas by June 2020. Tk 1.0 core has been allocated for each of the upazilas, he said, adding that Tk 109 crore will be kept as block allocations for the purposes.

Other approve projects are important rural infrastructures development of greater Comilla (3rd phase) project (Tk 986 crore), important rural infrastructures development of Sylhet Division project (Tk 1,214.35 crore), rehabilitation through slope protection work from the erosion-prone 72nd polder under Sandwip upazila in Chittagong (Tk 197.04 crore), water supply and sanitation project at 23 pourashavas (Tk 991.74 crore), construction of cleaners residential building at Narayanganj city corporation (Tk 99.66 crore), construction of 103.43 meter-long PC girder Bridge on Aricha (Borangail)-Gheor-Daulatpur-Tangail road (Tk 65.15 crore), establishment of computer and language training lab (2nd revised) at the educational institutions across the country, 2nd revised (Tk 397.78 crore), protection of Khudbandi, Singrabari and Shuvgachha areas of Kazipur Upazila under Sirajganj district from Jamuna bank erosion (Tk 465.46 crore) and construction of multistoried integrated government office building in Gopalganj project (Tk 97.94 crore).

Planning minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has suggested accommodating all government offices in a single building in each district to render services to the common people from one building.