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The government will impose one percent surcharge on the price of imported and locally manufactured mobile phones.
The money will be used in health and education sectors, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina proposed during her concluding speech at a budget discussion session at Jatiya Sangshad.
The proposal was approved by the Finance Minister AMA Muhith later.
Customs duty on mobile phones will be reduced to five percent from 10 percent and the three percent advanced income tax will be withdrawn.