Project pass doesn’t mean blind implementation: Planning Minister
News Desk || risingbd.com
Planning Minister MA Mannan has said passing any project at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) does not mean implementation blindly.
The planning minister said this while briefing media overall details of the approved projects passed in the ECNEC meeting on Tuesday (September 22).
He said, “It is not like that spending money as you want just after passing any project. We can also reduce costs by overseeing passed projects. We will continue intensive monitoring even after the project passes. We will reduce whatever needs to be reduced. If we can save even a penny of people’s money, it is a big gain.”
Regarding the development of Hilsha, the Minister said, “Hilsha is naturally our own asset. It is recognised by the United Nations. Therefore, the conservation and development of Hilsha must be continued. We have no scientific idea about Hilsha. We have to work on it.”
Regarding the purchase of additional vehicles in the project, MA Mannan said, “Unnecessary additional vehicles will not be approved in any project. The secretary and members will closely monitor the approval of vehicles in the project.”
Earlier, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved five projects involving an overall estimated cost of Taka 1,266.13 crore.