Speakers at a discussion observed that coordination and balancing of the national budget announced for the 2019-2020 fiscal year (FY) are imperative for turning Bangladesh a developed country by 2040.
Business School of private Chittagong Independent University (CIU) organised the discussion on the national budget at the university auditorium on Sunday.Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation Chairman and Chittagong University (CU) Accounting department Professor Dr Md Selim Uddin was the key discussant at the discussion.
Professor Selim in his speech put up the positive sides of the budget and urged for keeping the advancement and development of the country continued.
The decision taken by the government for training and employment for special quarter of population is appreciable, he said.
The government has laid emphasis on tax and remittance. So, more importance should be attached on revenue collection, he observed.
Addressing the programme as the chief guest, CIU Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Mahfuzul Hoque Chowdhury said the budget size will be increased gradually. But, the socioeconomic development will have to be prioritised.
There is no alternative to implementation of up-to-date budget for ensuring sustainable economy, said the VC.The Business School Dean Dr Mohammad Naim Abdullah stressed for not putting any pressure on the general people during collecting revenue as tax.
The university Accounting department Associate Professor Dr Emon Kalyan Chowdhury put up ins and outs of the budget at the discussion.
Later, the VC Professor Mahfuzul handed over a crest to the key-discussant Professor Selim.