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23 districts to get polytechnic institutes
The government plans to set up 23 polytechnic institute in different districts across the country.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved a project in this regard during its weekly meeting on Tuesday at NEC conference room.
ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said the Technical and Madrasah Education Division will implement the 'Establishment of Polytechnic Institutes in 23 Districts Project' by June 2021 with an estimated cost of Tk 36.91 billion.
He said the polytechnic institutes will be set up in the 23 districts where there is no government polytechnic institute now.
Mustafa Kamal said there are now 49 polytechnic institutes, including four exclusively for women, across the country.
But there is no polytechnic institute in 23 districts, he informed.
The planning minister said Tuesday's ECNEC meeting approved a total of 24 projects involving an overall cost of Tk 247.41 billion."
He said Tk 193.62 billion, out the total estimated cost, will come from the national exchequer, while Tk 50.73 billion as project assistance and Tk 3.06 billion from the own funds of the organisations concerned.
Nineteen of the projects are new while five others are revised ones, he added.