The Jute and Textiles Ministry has spent 73 per cent of the fund released for implementing 18 projects under the annual development programme (ADP) in the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2013-14.
According to an official release, the ministry spent Taka 53.27 crore out of Taka 72.65 crore released till March this year under the ADP.
The government has allocated Taka 121.75 crore for the ministry for implementing projects under the ADP. The meeting instructed the officials concerned to utilize 100 percent of the fund allocated for the projects by June 2014.
Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam presided over the meeting while Textiles and Jute Secretary Fani Bhusan Chowdhury moderated it.
The meeting also discussed the progress rate of the projects and asked the officials concerned to complete the projects on schedule.