Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday set an ambitious target of 8.2 per cent GDP growth for the next fiscal with a comprehensive plan that includes four main strategies although he himself admitted that all calculations about the global economy have been turned upside down under the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
“The Asian Development Bank made a forecast of 7.8 per cent growth this year based on our performance in the first eight months. But unfortunately, all calculations about the global economy have been turned upside down under the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic,” he said while placing his Tk 568,000 crore , which is 17.9 per cent of the GDP, budget proposal in parliament, REPORTS UNB.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a total of eight projects involving Taka 10,468.24 crore including a first revised project for constructing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over River Jamuna with an additional cost of Taka 7,046.88 crore.
The approval came from the 21st ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-E-Bangla Nagar area with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports BSS.