Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday proposed Taka 4,453 crore budget for the Liberation War Affairs Ministry for 2019-20 fiscal.
The proposed budget is Taka 605 crore more than the revised budget for the ministry for 2018-19 fiscal, which was Taka 3,848 crore.“The government is working relentlessly to preserve the memory of the liberation war and the welfare of the freedom fighters,” the budget speech informed.
It said honorariums are being given to freedom fighters and their successors to ensure the overall welfare of the freedom fighters while their allowances are now being sent electronically to their bank accounts.
“The amount of this allowance has been increased many times in the last ten years. Besides, two festival bonuses, Glorious Victory Day allowance, and Bengali New Year allowance are also being provided, the document said.
The finance minister also drew house’s attention to the fact that Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust Act, 2018 has been enacted to ensure the welfare of the freedom fighters.
“To provide housing facilities to the freedom fighters, single-storied buildings are being constructed for 15,000 destitute freedom fighters in the country, either in their own land or through settlement in Khas lands, if necessary”, the budget speech added.