Implement 5 pilot projects immediately

JS body tells planning ministry

The parliamentary standing committee on planning ministry on Sunday recommended the ministry to implement five pilot projects on priority basis immediately. The parliamentary watchdog came up with the recommendation at its second meeting held at the national parliament complex. Chairman of the committee Abul Kalam Azad presided over the meeting.

The committee asked the ministry to sort out five ongoing programmes on priority basis and implement those as early as possible, sources in the meeting said. Other members of the committee Planning Minister MA Mannan, Major Rafiqul Islam (retd.), Bir Uttam, Biren Sikder, Golam Mohammad Kader, Monjur Hossain and Abida Anjum Mita also attended the meeting. The meeting also discussed the Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP). Earlier, the National Economic Council approved a Tk 1, 65,000 crore RADP for the current fiscal year (FY19) keeping highest priority on the transport sector.

Issues like Mirsarai upazila development programmes in Chattrogram, integrated management and plan for the coastal people of Kuakata and overall disaster management system were also discussed in the meeting. Apart from these, the meeting also had an elaborate discussion about activities of the ministry and its sub-ordinate organizations. The meeting recommended monitoring and evaluating of the ongoing projects to finish those within the stipulated time.