Poor implementation of ADP, no money could be spent by the Action Commission

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Although six months of the current financial year have passed, there is no speed in the implementation of the Annual Development Program (ADP). Only 22 and a half percent of ADP has been implemented during last July-December period. Such a poor performance for six months has not been seen in recent years.

Five ministries and departments could not spend even 10 percent of their allocation in the last 6 months. In this, the Public Works Commission could not spend any money. They have an allocation of 30 crore rupees for one project.

Ministries and departments that spent less than 10 percent include—Ministry of Shipping; Department of Health, Education and Family Welfare; Department of Internal Resources and Ministry of External Affairs. 13 thousand 134 crores have been allocated for 63 projects of those five ministries and departments this year. During July-December they have spent 1 thousand 176 crore taka.

Only 22 and a half percent of ADP has been implemented during last July-December period. Such a poor performance for six months has not been seen in recent years.

The Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Department (IMED) of the Ministry of Planning has released the updated picture of ADP implementation for the month of July-December. This information was found there.

According to IMED sources, in the last 6 months (July-December) 61 thousand 739 crores have been spent on various development projects. 60 thousand 248 crores were spent during the same period in the previous year. In other words, although the implementation of ADP has increased slightly in terms of money, the performance has been worse this year in terms of percentage.

The size of ADP for the current financial year is Tk 2 lakh 74 thousand 674 crores. And the number of projects is 1 thousand 392.

Regarding the reason for the low rate of implementation of ADP, officials of the Ministry of Planning said that due to the national elections, everyone including the officials and contractors were busy with various works. So the pace of project implementation has slowed down a bit. Apart from this, in the new projects which have been passed, the allocation is closed according to the rules of the Election Commission.

Meanwhile, in the recently held Planning Commission meeting, urgent implementation of the project was urged. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting.

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