POST TIME: 18 February, 2019 08:32:52 AM
Expedite project implementation process, Mannan urges secretaries

Expedite project implementation process, Mannan urges secretaries

Planning Minister Abdul Mannan yesterday urged secretaries to speed up the process to implement 1,450 projects taken up in the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for fiscal year 2018-19 maintaining quality.

He made the call during an ADP implementation review meeting with the secretaries held at National Economic Council (NEC) in the capital.

The minister said the land acquisition and lengthy process of getting loan from foreign organisations delay the implementation of projects.

He also lamented that project directors do not turn up at the project sites regularly. “A project director is also sometimes assigned to look after more than one project which is also a reason of delay.”

Mannan, however, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed for not entrusting a project director with more than one project.

He said a project director must be present at the project site. “I’ll inform the Prime Minister if there’s any deviation.”