The PM joined the meeting virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban, while others were connected from the NEC conference room.

"The prime minister said not only in Dhaka, but the metro-rail project should also be in Chattogram. Prepare a design for the metro-rail project from Chattogram airport to Chattogram railway station. Later, we should go for designs for metro rail like projects in large cities where there are big airports," said planning minister MA Mannan while briefing reporters after the meeting.

The minister hoped that metro-rail projects would be placed for other large cities in the future. "We, on part of the planning commission, will also encourage city corporations to design such projects," he said.

Mannan said the prime minister at the meeting also stressed the need for the construction of satellite cities and towns.

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