Cabinet clears budget

The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposed budget for 2013-14, which will now be placed in the parliament by Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

Published : 6 June 2013, 03:28 AM
Updated : 6 June 2013, 04:06 AM

Muhith will place, what he describes as, his last budget as he is no longer willing to be Finance Minister if even the same alliance is back in power.

The budget will have to address many challenges -- controlling inflation, creating a climate for attracting more investment, pursuing development projects specially those with a bearing on electoral fortunes.
The probable Tk 2.25 trillion budget will be digitally presented on a power point mode.
The Finance Minister refuses to term this budget ambitious.
Like the past four years, BNP will be absent during the presentation of the budget.
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