Govt approves WB-funded projects on COVID-19

Staff Correspondent | Published: 14:31, Jun 02,2020


The government on Tuesday approved two projects aiming at tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.

One of them is the COVID-19 Response Emergency Assistance, wroth Tk 1,127.52 crore, and the other is the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Pandemic worth Tk 1,36456 crore.

World Bank is funding major portion of both the projects approved at a meeting of the executive committee of the national economic council on the day, according to a press release of the ministry of planning.   

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting from her official residence Gonobhaban.

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