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PM asks state-owned companies to be self-reliant

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

She gave the instruction while presiding over the 24the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) virtually from her official Ganobhaban residence.

Planning Minister MA Mannan briefed reporters after the ECNEC meeting.

According to him, the Prime Minister directed the state-owned companies to spend money from their own income as no more funds will be allotted from government funds in upcoming days.

The premier also instructed the authorities concerned to keep open the Sheikh Russell mini stadiums at the upazila level for all, he added.

Besides, ECNEC approved the 2nd phase of the construction of Sheikh Russell mini stadiums at the upazila level with Taka 1,649.32 crore.

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