Update January 10, 2015

Dhaka 4-58 pm, 28-September, 2020

28pc of ADP outlay spent by Govt over six months

FR Fateh

Bangladeshi Taka

10 January 2015, Nirapad News : The government spent 28 percent of the total outlay for annual development programme in the first six months of the current fiscal year, up from 27 percent in the same period a year ago.

However, the spending went up 24 percent year-on-year to Tk 22,443 crore during the July-December period.

The rise, by Tk 4,356 crore, was due to improved capacity of the ministries and divisions, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told reporters while releasing the data on ADP implementation at the National Economic Council auditorium in Dhaka yesterday.

The minister said they have already held meetings with the secretaries of the ministries over the progress in ADP implementation.

Kamal said they will also call similar meetings with project directors to speed up implementation.

The minister said the government will introduce a digitised system for correspondence with ministries in a bid to reduce time in project implementation.

Project documents will be made easier so that project approval is not delayed, he added.

In the first six months of the fiscal year, 28 percent of the government fund was utilised, down from 30 percent in the same period last year, according to the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division.

The utilisation of foreign fund was 27 percent of the allocation, against 24 percent in the same period last year. Among 55 ministries and divisions, 10 got around 80 percent of the total ADP allocation.

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