Dhaka, Oct. 7 -- Donors will provide the government with most of the additional funds for the multi-sector emergency response project, which also aims to provide social services to the refugees from Myanmar.

The initial cost of the project had been estimated at Tk 10.58 billion. Now the total cost is nearly Tk 20 billion after the first amendment of the project.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council or ECNEC cleared the extension in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday.

Safe drinking water, health care and education will also be provided under the project, Planning Minister MA Mannan said at a press conference after the meeting.

The World Bank and Germany's development agency KfW are providin...