In light of the economic hardships Bangladesh has been going through, there were certain expectations from the national budget of 2023-24 fiscal year.
The measures taken in the proposed budget for the next fiscal year have failed to address the most difficult challenge of containing inflation, and as a result, the suffering of common people will increase further, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) said yesterday.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday said that though he is worried about the elevated level of consumer prices, the situation is still under the government’s control.
The new budget has not displayed cognisance of the need for post-pandemic recovery and remedial actions.
An underwhelming budget at a time of overwhelming crisis
The reserves stood at $29.91 billion today in contrast to $42.20 billion during the same period a year ago.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in his budget speech revealed that more than 1.49 crore Bangladeshi workers are working in 176 countries across the world