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Expenditure of Covid-19 vaccine project increased to Tk 5,659 crore

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Published: 14:46, 5 January 2021   Update: 15:32, 5 January 2021
Expenditure of Covid-19 vaccine project increased to Tk 5,659 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday (January 5) approved six projects including Covid-19 vaccine purchase, preservation and distribution project with an outlay of Tk 9,569.23 crore.

The approval came at the weekly ECNEC meeting held virtually with Prime Minister and ECNEC Chairperson Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

The Prime Minister joined the meeting from Ganobhaban through a videoconference, while other ECNEC members were connected from NEC Bhaban.

Planning Minister MA Mannan briefed reporters after the meeting.

The expenditure of 'Covid-19 Emergency Response and Pandemic Preparedness’ ,  taken in April of 2020 with an outlay of Tk Tk 1,127.51 crore, has been increased to Tk 5,659 crore, he said.

 

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