Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Implementation of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) in the first half (H1) of the current fiscal year (FY) stood at 23.53 per cent, the lowest in the last six years, officials said on Wednesday.

The rate was 24.06 per cent in the July-December period of FY2021-22. In the H1 of FY2017, the execution rate was lowest at 23.24 per cent.

Officials at the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) said the government ministries and agencies could not improve their capacities even during the recovery process from the Covid-19 pandemic when the projects suffered serious setbacks.

"It is very unfortunate that the public entities have been failing to improve their capacities even after repeated reminders to e...