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Complete ongoing projects quickly and take new schemes after scrutiny: PM

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DE Online Desk
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities concerned to complete the ongoing development projects as early as possible and embark upon new schemes after proper scrutiny.
“We have to complete those ongoing projects quickly, which require less cost, as I think that we will get more benefit as soon as we accomplish those,” she said while presiding over the Planning Commission meeting at its NEC conference room in Dhaka on Wednesday morning, report agencies.
“We get the outcome of a project after it is completed, then we take up new projects,” she said.
She asked all concerned not to delay in completing the projects.
“Make sure that there is no delay in implementing the projects and no unnecessary time expansion to complete the projects again and again,” she said.
The prime minister reiterated her call not to take on any unnecessary big development projects.
She suggested taking projects scrutinising some things, like evaluating the necessity of the project for the particular area, people’s access to its benefits, and its contribution to the economy.
“Other things that will have to be taken into consideration in initiating big projects are: how much money is required to complete the project; how much will be a loan; how much to repay; how much time Bangladesh will get to repay the loan; and finally, is Bangladesh capable of paying the loan?” she added.
“We have to analyse these things (in taking up any mega projects) properly,” Sheikh Hasina said.
She asked the planning commission to take ideas keeping in mind the announcement of her government to transform Bangladesh into a developed, prosperous and smart country by 2041.

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