Nirmal Barman

2018-06-11 06:30:04 BdST

'Current budget taking the country forward'


Lawmakers participating in the supplementary budget discussion in the parliament on Sunday said the current budget for 2018-19 fiscal not only boosting the economy but also taking the country forward and building the Sonar Bangla dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

At the same time, they said the mega budget also playing a significant role by maintaining the continuity of development and helping transform the country into a developed one by 2041.

Taking part in the general discussion on the supplementary budget for the first day in the house, senior parliamentarian Professor Ali Ashraf said the current mega budget is pro-people as Awami League always ensure common people’s interest.

He discussed the backdrop of the supplementary budget slashing allocations in different sectors and hoped that after implementation of the current budget the country would not only progress to a middle-income country by 2021, adding, “We would build a happy, prosperous, pollution-free and developed country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”

Treasury bench member Ramesh Chandra Sen, opposition bench members Kazi Feroz Rashid, Peer Fazlur Rahman, Nurul Islam Omar, independent lawmaker Rustom Ali Farazi, also took part in the general discussion on supplementary budget.

Earlier, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on June 7 placed a Taka 4,645.73 billion national budget for 2018-19 fiscal setting the GDP growth target at 7.8 percent and detailing a set of programmes to transform the country into a role model of modern and welfare state by 2041.

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