Muhith wants to break Saifur Rahman’s record of preparing 12 national budgets
Abdur Rahim Harmachi, Chief Economics Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2015-05-24 10:20:12.0 BdST Updated: 2015-05-24 10:22:29.0 BdST
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith wants to break predecessor Saifur Rahman’s record of presenting 12 national budgets.
“I am fortunate to have prepared eight budgets of Bangladesh. And now I am going to announce the ninth in a few days,” Muhith has said.
He spoke about his plans, the condition of the economy, the banking sector, and politics. He also dwelt on the world economy.
Talking about late finance minister Rahman’s presentation of 12 budgets, Muhith smiled and said, “I have already set a record as I am going to present the seventh consecutive budget. No finance minister gave more than five (successive) budgets ever.”
“A total of nine already...three more remain. I hope I’ll be able to make it 12,” he added.
“I am now 83. If Allah keeps me alive, I’ll be able to make it 12 by presenting the budgets in the remaining years of the government’s term. I’ll make it, Insha Allah,” he continued.
Muhith also said there was an advantage in preparing several consecutive budgets.
“We’ll continue the development activities through the new budget,” he said.
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