The Ecnec yesterday approved eight revised projects with the cost increasing three times compared to the original estimate.
The projects' cost increased to Tk 6,416 crore from Tk 2,008 crore, according to the planning ministry documents.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) in the planning ministry's Agargaon office.
The meeting approved 11 projects in total, all funded by the government.
An increase in work volume has caused the project cost to rise, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said after the meeting.