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Budget for FY19 to be placed on June 7

Published: March 12, 2018 21:15:26 | Updated: March 13, 2018 20:54:14


Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Monday said the next national budget will be placed before the parliament on June 7.

He also hinted that the next budget will be of Tk 4.75 trillion.

The finance minister said it while speaking at a pre-budget meeting with economists and professionals at the NEC conference room in the city's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area, reports BSS.

Muhith also said it is of grave importance to put an end to the loan default culture in the country.  

"Now it's time to think about this because default culture has continued somehow and such strong efforts were not taken to put an end to it," he said.

Renewed economists Prof Rehman Sobhan, former finance minister Dr M Sayeduzzaman, former Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Mohammad Farashuddin, Dr Debapriyo Bhattacharjee, Dr Mustafizur Rahman, Chairman of Industrial and Infrastructural Development Finance Company Limited (IIDFC) M Matiul Islam, former Finance Secretary Dr Mohammad Tareque, Prof Khandoker Bazlul Haque, Fahmida Khatun, former Secretary Siddiqur Rahman, Atiqul Islam of North South University, Ifty Islam of AT Capital attended the meeting.

State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan and secretaries concerned were also present at the meeting.

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