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ECNEC approves smart electricity prepaid meter project for Dhaka

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved a total of 11 projects, including the smart electricity prepaid meter installation project for Dhaka city.

The approval came at a meeting of the ECNEC held in the city on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The 11 projects involve Tk 64.48 billion.

Under the prepaid meter project, The Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd. (DESCO) will install 0.2 million electricity meters for its subscribers in the city at a cost of Tk 1.86 billion.

After the installation of prepaid meters, consumers would have to pay bills in advance.

Emerging from the ECNEC meeting, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said the meeting approved 11 projects involving Tk 64.48 billion.

Ministers, Planning Commission members and officials of different ministries were present at the ECNEC meeting.

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