National Budget

National Budget

Budget session at parliament June 5

The budget session of this year will begin from June 5. The House will go into sitting at 5:00pm, said a press release of the Parliament Secretariat. This will be the third session of 12th parliament. President Mohammed Shahabuddin convened the budget session today exercising the power bestowed upon him as per clause (1) of article 72 of the constitution.

4w ago

CPD’s 3 recommendations for next budget

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has recommended the government restore macroeconomic stability, widen fiscal space and ensure the best use of public resources through appropriate prioritisation in the upcoming budget for 2024-25

3m ago

Economic stability must be the focus of budget: economists to finance minister 

The upcoming national budget for fiscal year 2024-25 should focus on macroeconomic stability, reducing default loans and expenditure in mega projects, according to economists

3m ago

Trillion-dollar investment needed in logistics to turn Bangladesh developed nation 

DCCI said the size of the economy would have to be $2.5 trillion to become a developed nation by 2041

3m ago

Ministries asked to send budget execution plan by Oct 8

The finance ministry made the call through a circular

8m ago

CCC announces Tk 1,887.28cr budget

Chattogram City Corporation today announced a proposed budget of Tk 1,887.28 crore for the fiscal year of 2023-24

12m ago

'Only bank borrowing can help manage budget deficit'

Planning Minister MA Mannan says

1y ago

38 govt services that would require min tax

According to the proposed budget for the next fiscal year 2023-24, if one wants to avail one of 38 types of government services, they will have to submit proof of filing income tax return along with a tax identification number (TIN)

1y ago

Middle class: A slur is all they get

The new budget provides nothing for the uncle next-door who has spent his life pinching pennies in a rented flat, nothing for the millennial slogging away 60 hours a week and still wondering how to pay for their second child’s school fees, nothing for the mother hesitating to buy beef for a special day.

2y ago

A fillip to ‘Made in Bangladesh’

The government plans to extend VAT exemption and offer tax holiday to all export-oriented goods and services in order to create new export sectors, diversify goods and explore new markets.

2y ago

Budget doesn’t reflect reality

The proposed budget has not properly addressed the pressing issues – higher inflation and the US dollar crisis -- that are causing immense macroeconomic imbalances, said economists in their immediate reaction.

2y ago

Not for respite, but for restraints

When reassurance was needed, he exuded panic.

2y ago

Budget to help draw investment

The budget proposed in parliament yesterday is geared toward attracting private sector investment to create employment and expand businesses, but some proposals need to be reconsidered, said economists and businesspeople.

2y ago

Budget to help draw investment

The proposed budget placed in parliament yesterday is geared towards attracting private sector investment to create employment and to expand business, but some proposals need to be reconsidered, said economists and businesspeople.

2y ago

Nothing to make up for learning loss

The proposed budget did not offer any new way out for the recovery of learning loss of millions of students caused by the Covid-19 pandemic through school closures.

2y ago

‘Ethically unacceptable’

Money laundered out of the country can be legalised in exchange of seven to fifteen percent tax under a new proposal aimed to boost revenue as well as mobilise foreign currency. 

2y ago

Food, Agriculture: A lot of hype, little promised

Amid the Russia-Ukraine war and global food price hike, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal placed emphasis on boosting food production to ensure food security in the country.

2y ago

Fast-Track Projects: Debt repayment a worry now

After the Awami League government came to power in 2009, it took up several gigantic development projects with a view to transforming the country’s communication and transport infrastructure.

2y ago
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