Four projects to aid neighbouring transits, business hubs get nod

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he government yesterday approved four projects costing Tk 9,454 crore for facilitating transit of goods from India, Bhutan and Nepal, setting up internal business hubs and attracting foreign investment.

The projects were given the go-ahead at yesterday's meeting of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec), which was chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

One of the projects is on enhancing the Mongla port's capacity at a cost of Tk 6,015 crore. Of the sum, India would provide Tk 4,459 crore as loan.

After the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan told journalists that they were encouraging the three neighbouring countries to avail transit facilities through the Mongla port.