Breaking News
March 11, 2019 - Next budget to be growth oriented: Kamal
March 9, 2019 - M Kamal Hossain, Managing Director of Southeast Bank Limited and Tanvir Rahman, Executive Director (Supply Chain Management) of Walton Group, exchanging an agreement signing document for online shopping of Walton products at the Bank’s head office in the city recently. Top officials from both the sides were also present.
March 9, 2019 - Women entrepreneur Sharmin Selim Tuli, Chairman, Modern Life Hospital and Proprietor of Srotodhara Fashion House, Beyer Biz Body Works & Beauty Salon and Beyer Biz Fitness Club, speaking at the inaugural ceremony of ‘Alokito Nari Foundation’ marking the International Women’s Day-2019 at Dohar in Nawabgonj in Dhaka on Friday. Elites from different sectors were also present.
March 9, 2019 - March 7 speech of Bangabandhu was charter of freedom: envoy
March 9, 2019 - White Panel clinches huge victory in Dhaka bar polls
March 9, 2019 - Master plan for Payra Port is underway: Khalid
March 9, 2019 - Unesco truly values Bangabandhu: Prof Arefin
March 8, 2019 - Historic March 7 observed with great fanfare
March 8, 2019 - PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on historic March 7
March 8, 2019 - Quader’s physical state improving steadily: doctors
March 8, 2019 - Md. Shaheb Ali Mridha, Director of BASIC Bank Limited, inaugurating its 70th branch at Jamalpur Sadar on Wednesday. Ahmed Hossain, Managing Director (Additional Charge), top executives and officials of the bank and local businessmen were also present.
March 8, 2019 - Md. Mamunar Rashid, Chairman of Amarbazar Limited (an e-commerce business platform) along with Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Managing Director of the company attended its celebration programme at an auditorium in the city recently. Md. Abdul Wahed Tomal, General Secretary of Bangladesh e-Commerce Association, Ashish Chakraborty, Chief Operating Officer of SSL Wireless and Directors of the company were also present.
March 8, 2019 - Sultan Monsur takes oath as MP
March 8, 2019 - Ilias Kanchan’s pistol was detected by airport scanner: ministry
March 8, 2019 - Gono Forum expels Sultan Muhammad Mansur
March 6, 2019 - ECNEC approves Taka 2,582 cr project for setting up Japanese Economic Zone
March 6, 2019 - Tk 108,616 crore projects taken in rail sector in 10 years: Sujan
March 6, 2019 - AL to observe historic 7th March
March 6, 2019 - Khaleda to be taken to BSMMU for checkup soon: Home Minister
March 6, 2019 - SC bar association polls on March 13, 14
March 6, 2019 - TIB shouldn’t be one eyed: ACC Chairman
March 6, 2019 - ‘Musa was a pioneer of country’s modern journalism’
March 6, 2019 - Humayun for working together to achieve SDGs
March 4, 2019 - Quader won’t be taken to Singapore now: BSMMU VC
March 4, 2019 - 229 candidates to vie for 25 posts of DUCSU
March 4, 2019 - ACC finds 11 areas of corruption in civil aviation
March 4, 2019 - Anisul orders to break evil circle at registration offices
March 3, 2019 - ICSB CPD holds Seminar on “SDGs: Private Sectors Roles and Challenges”
March 3, 2019 - National University has turned around: Dr. Dipu Moni
March 3, 2019 - WB approves $185m to expand Bangladesh’s renewable energy
ECNEC approves Taka 2,582 cr project for setting up Japanese Economic Zone

ECNEC approves Taka 2,582 cr project for setting up Japanese Economic Zone

DHAKA: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved a project for setting up Economic Zone dedicated for Japanese investors to be set up at Araihazar in Narayanganj with Taka 2,582.18 crore.

With ECNEC chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, the approval came from the ECNEC meeting held at the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.

Briefing the reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said that a total of eight projects were approved today involving an overall estimated cost of Taka 6,276.24 crore.

“Of the total project cost, Taka 3,313.92 crore will come from the state exchequer while the rest of Taka 2,962.32 crore from project assistance,” he said.

All the approved eight projects are fresh projects.

The Planning Minister said out of the total project cost of Taka 2,582.18 crore for the Japanese Economic Zone, Taka 454.35 crore will come from the state exchequer while the rest of Taka 2,127.82 crore as project assistance from Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The decision to set up a special economic zone for Japanese investors was taken during the visits of the prime ministers of both Bangladesh and Japan to each other’s country in 2014.

Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), the implementing agency of the project titled ‘Infrastructure Development for Japanese Economic Zone at Araihazar’, will develop land, construct access roads and set up a power plant, sub-station, transmission lines and gas pipelines under the project.

Earlier in 2017, the government took up a Taka 991 crore project for land acquisition in Narayanganj and Chattogram. Under the project, the land acquisition for the Japanese economic zone is going on in Araihazar.

The day’s ECNEC meeting approved another project for constructing some 340 bridges on the upazila, union and village roads under 61 districts in all the eight divisions across the country to ensure better communication system involving an estimated cost of Taka 1,983.07 crore to come from the state exchequer.

The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) under the Local Government Division will implement the project by June, 2023.

The main objective of the project is to improve the communication system across the country through building 340 bridges on upazila, union and village roads.

The Planning Minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the meeting asked the authorities concerned to give due emphasis on rail and waterways alongside the roads.

She also reiterated her plan for establishing an integrated communication system across the country comprising roads, railways, waterways and airways.

She asked the authorities concerned to prepare database of the handloom workers in the country and simplify the procedures of loan disbursement to them through allowing them opening of Taka 10 account.

The Prime Minister also asked the Ministries and the authorities concerned to conduct dredging in small rivers across the country to enhance navigability of those rivers.

She also underscored the need for protecting the ponds and water bodies before undertaking any project in the capital.

The other projects approved in the meeting are Providing running capital and modernization of hand looms for the hand loom workers with Taka 158 crore, Root and Tuber Crops Development Project with Taka 156.32 crore, Tulshiganga Chotojamuna, Chingri and Harabati River re-excavation project under Joypurhat district with Taka 123.47 crore, Dhaka City Neighborhood Upgrading Project with Taka 880.46 crore, Development and Renovation of temples and religious institutions with Taka 228.69 crore and formulation of profiles for the students at primary level with Taka 164.05 crore.

About author


Reflection Team


স্যান্ডউইচের দামে দেহ বিক্রি করছেন গ্রিক নারীরা!

স্যান্ডউইচের দামে দেহ বিক্রি করছেন গ্রিক নারীরা!

ভেঙে পড়ছে গ্রিসের অর্থনীতি। দুই মেয়াদে ক্ষমতায় এসেও সিপ্রাস সরকার চিত্রটা পাল্টাতে পারেনি। দিন দিন বাড়ছে বেকারত্ব। গোটা দেশটার আর্থ-সামাজিক…

Recent Video

Photo Gallery

Folder not found