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Budget sets 8.2pc GDP growth target

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.

Khaleda released for 6 months

The government today temporarily released imprisoned BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for a six-month period this afternoon, as she was being treated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Begum Zia came out in a wheel chair from the hospital, where she was being treated for some old age comp...

Army deployed

All government and private offices will be closed from March 26 to April 4 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said today.

Government offices, except those involved in emergency services such as law enforcement agencies and hospitals, have been declared close...

All set to celebrate Mujib Year

The nation is set to celebrate the inauguration of Mujib Year as the countdown for opening of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary ends tonight.

“The celebrations will begin with fireworks at 8 pm at the Suhrawardy Udyan tomorrow, ...

8 projects worth Tk 10,468.24cr approved at ECNEC meeting

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. ECNEC-1-696x...
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