Tk 200 million special allocation for football

Published: June 13, 2019 18:33:06 | Updated: June 16, 2019 10:02:52

An amount of Tk 14.88 billion has been proposed for the Youth and Sports Ministry, including a Tk 200 million special allocation for Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for the development of the country’s football, in the annual budget for 2019-20 fiscal year.

The proposed allocation is less by Tk 310 million of the previous (FY 2018-19) revised budget while less by Tk 100 million of the proposed budget of the last fiscal year.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal made the announcement during the budget speech at the Jatiya Sangasad Bhaban Thursday afternoon.

Of the proposed amount, Tk 12.74 billion has been kept aside for operating expenditure and remaining 2.14 billion for the development expenditure.

In his budget speech, the Finance Minister said, “Our government is playing an important role in the development of nationwide infrastructures for sports and culture to organise different types of competitions and events at national and district and upazila levels.”

Talented players  in  various  sports  are  being  hunted  and  provided  with  long-term training, he said, reports UNB.

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