The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved the selected madrasha development project with an estimated cost of Taka 5,918.63 crore in a bid to ensure infrastructural development of some 2,000 selected madrashas in the country. The approval came from the sixth ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year (FY19) held at the National Economic Council (NEC) conference room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Briefing the reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said a total of 18 projects were approved today involving an overall estimated cost of Taka 17,786.95 crore.
“Of the total project cost, Taka 13,813.44 crore will come from the Government of Bangladesh, Taka 42.62 crore from the organisations own fund while the rest of Taka 3,930.89 crore from project assistance,” he added.
The Planning Minister said some 2,000 selected madrashas will be covered under the project where each members of parliament has given a list of six
madrashas in their respective constituencies to be covered under the project. Besides, some masrashas will be selected under special consideration.
The Directorate of Madrasha Education and Education Engineering Department under the Technical and Madrasah Education Division will implement the
project by June 2021.BSS.