Tk 1,699cr Sheikh Hasina Cantonment Project okayed

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved the Establishment of Sheikh Hasina Cantonment, Barisal project to be set up at Lebukhali along the Payra River involving an estimated cost of Tk 1,699 crore.

The approval came from the ECNEC meeting held at the NEC conference room at 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 that a total of 10 projects were approved today involving an overall cost of Tk 3,333 crore. All of the total estimated project cost will come from the State exchequer,

The Planning Minister said that the Sheikh Hasina Canto-nment would be set up on some 965 acres of land. This project will be implemented by the Ministry of Defense by June 2021.

The Planning Minister said that of the total estimated project cost of Tk 3,333.66 crore, Tk 3,318.39 crore will

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