3cr employments to be generated by 2030
Special Correspondent: This year’s budget is the biggest budget of the country’s history mentioning the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, “The benefits of this budget will reach the doorstep of the common people.”
She said adding that her government has planned to take the country’s GDP growth to 10 percent in the 2023-’24 fiscal year.
To achieve the double digit GDP by FY2023-24, the GDP growth rate in the proposed budget has been projected to be 8.2 percent for FY2019-20 as the GDP grew consistently at a very high rate over the last decade.
The Prime said it at a post-budget press conference at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) as Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is sick. The briefing started at 3 pm.
As a prime minister, Sheikh Hasina addressed the post budget press conference for the first time due to the severe illness of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. Earlier, the Prime Minister presented the budget with the permission of the speaker on Thursday in the parliament.
Terming the national of 2019-20 the biggest-ever budget in Bangladesh’s history, Sheikh Hasina said the target of the budget is to implement the election manifesto of her government.
She said the government also targets to create 3 crore jobs in the country by 2030.
Laying emphasis on the education sector, Hasina said this sector will get the topmost priority in the next fiscal year.
The Prime Minister also said Bangladesh is on top in eliminating gender disparity in South Asian countries.
Following a quire of journalist referring some organizations’ budget criticize that, the proposed budget is giving extra facilities to the higher class and upper economic people, the premier replied, “I do not know what they researched. Even after criticizing so much, they will say, ‘we cannot speak’. My point is, whether the common people are happy or not. Whether they are benefiting or not, that’s the point of view. Today is our eleventh budget. This is the biggest budget in the country’s history. Its benefits will reach the doorstep of the common people. I do not know what will happen about the dislike, but I do not know what they can bring for the country.” The Prime Minister also slams budget critics at that time.
The prime minister said, “Our aim is to make the country developed-enriched and to reach the benefits of independence home to home.
I believe, we are enough success in that perspective. Earlier, the world treated us as the bagger nation, now none can say like.”
Quoting various aspects of budget, the premier said that, the villages could be developed, villagers can get all citizen facilities, in the light of ‘My village my town’ program according to the AL’s election manifesto, steps have been taken for structural development of the rural areas. In this case, 5,500 kilometer new roads and 30 thousand 500 meter bridges will be constructed across the country. Regarding this issue, it has been proposed to allocate Tk 66,234 crore in the next fiscal year.
Informing about the government’s goal to create employment opportunities for the unemployed youth of the country, the Prime Minister said, employment opportunities will be provided to 3 crore young people by the next 2030. The government is working with that goal.
Mentioning the information about the continues subsidy in the agriculture sector the Prime Minister said there will be necessary initiatives and incentives to increase the production of different crops. There will be subsidies, loans and incentives in agriculture productions export.
She said that, Tk 100 crore has been allocated in this budget for the rehabilitation of the river erosion victims.
The Prime Minister said that the work has been done to run the stopped MPOs in connection with the demand of education ministry. Initiatives have been taken to ensure medical and other social benefits through the health promotion. Nuclear Medicine Institute will be opened in 8 medical colleges, she added.
The Prime Minister said that Work is going on to provide power to every household in the country. “We will achieve 60,000 megawatts of power capacity by 2041, the government is working towards it,” the premier further said.
The budget titled ‘Bangladesh is on the road to prosperous tomorrow: This is our time, this time is for Bangladesh now’ is Tk 5, 23, 190 crores in size. Total budget allocated to the management and other sectors of the budget is Tk 3,20,469 crores while a sum of Tk 2,2,721 crore has been allocated for annual development programs.