UNB, Dhaka : The implementation progress of the Annual Development Programme (ADP), except that of the self-financed projects, in the first half (July-Dec) of the current fiscal (2013-14) was 27 percent as against 30 percent during the same period of the previous fiscal (2012-13). According to the Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED), the ADP expenditure during the six-month period except that of the self-financed projects was Tk 18,087 crore compared to Tk 16,439 crore during the corresponding period of fiscal 2012-13. The ADP size except the self-financed projects in the current fiscal (FY14) is Tk 65,872 crore. In case of the self-financed projects, the implementation rate marked 9 percent with Tk 768 crore spent during July-December of FY14. Of the total ADP expenditure except that of the self-financed projects during the six-month period, the share of project assistance was Tk 5,812 crore (24 percent) as against Tk 5,748 crore (27 percent) during the same period of the previous fiscal (FY13). The share of the local funding was Tk 12,275 crore (30 percent). About Tk 18,425 crore, 45 percent of the allocation, was released during the July-December period. The size of the overall ADP allocation in the current fiscal is Tk 73,984 crore, including Tk 8,112 crore for the self-financed projects. The IMED figures showed that the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology achieved the highest implementation rate of 62 percent while the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the lowest 0 percent each during the six-month period. The utilisation of top 10 ministries and divisions during the July-December period of fiscal FY14 were Tk 14,379.74 crore in expenditure. Among the top ministries and divisions, the Local Government Division made the highest expenditure of Tk 4,266.78 crore (40 percent) followed by the Power Division Tk 2,094.77 crore (24 percent). Primary and Mass Education Ministry achieved the implementation progress of 40 percent (Tk 2,064.90 crore); Health and Family Welfare Ministry 32 percent (Tk 1,148.52 crore); Ministry of Railways 33 percent (Tk 1,203.84 crore); Roads Division 29 percent (Tk 927.98 crore); Ministry of Education 29 percent (Tk 848.05 crore); Energy and Mineral Resources Division 24 percent (Tk 1093.58 crore), Roads Division 29 percent (927.98 crore) and Bridges Division 3 percent (210.27 crore). The implementation status of other major ministries and divisions for the July-December period of current fiscal were as follows: Ministry of Youth and Sports (53 percent), Women and Children Affairs (51 percent), Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Aviation and Tourism (48 percent each); Law and Justice Division (47 percent), Ministry of Science and Technology (45 percent), Ministry of Commerce (42 percent), Rural Development and Cooperatives Division and Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (41 percent each), Economic Relations Division (40 percent), Supreme Court (39 percent), Finance Division and Ministry of Liberation War Affairs (38 percent each), Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (35 percent), Ministry of Agriculture and Home Affairs (34 percent each), Ministry of Information and Labour and Employment (32 percent each). The number of total projects in the current fiscal is 1,283 including 1,046 main projects, 9 block allocation, 130 self-financed and 98 sub-projects. The revised ADP implementation rate of last fiscal year (2012-13) except the self-financed projects reached 96 percent as the expenditure totalled Tk 50,026 crore out of the overall ADP allocation of Tk 57,388 crore. Of the total RADP expenditure of Tk 50,026 crore in the last fiscal, the expenditure from local fund amounted to Tk 33,217 crore, which was two percent higher than the fiscal’s implementation rate. On the other hand, the expenditure from project assistance totalled Tk 16,809 crore which was 5 percent lower than the fiscal’s implementation rate. The RADP implementation rate in the 2011-12 fiscal reached 93 percent with expenditure totaling Tk 38,023 crore out of the RADP allocation of Tk 41,080 crore.