State-owned companies asked to self-reliant

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the state-owned companies, including banks, Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL), to be self-reliant.

The premier gave the instruction while presiding over the 24the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) virtually from Ganobhaban on Tuesday.

Planning Minister MA Mannan briefed reporters after the ECNEC meeting.

“The Prime Minister instructed the state-owned companies to spend money from their own income. No more funds will be allotted from government funds in upcoming days,” he said.

The minister informed that the premier also instructed the authorities concerned to keep open the Sheikh Russell mini stadiums at the upazila level for all.

ECNEC approved the second phase of the construction of Sheikh Russell mini stadiums at the upazila level with Taka 1,649.32 crore.
The Prime Minister also ordered the authorities concerned to complete the construction work of the Super Specialised Hospital under Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) quickly, Mannan mentioned.


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