Friday, 1 July, 2022

Proposed budget timely, feasible

Land minister tells JS

Proposed budget timely, feasible

Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury has described the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2022-23 as timely, feasible and fit for addressing the challenges in the current global situation.

He also said there is no constructive criticism about the budget such as other governments' budgets.

‘The appearing criticism is being made only for the sake of criticism,’ said the minister while speaking on the proposed budget at the Parliament on Tuesday.

Terming the budget as a fine, acceptable and realistic one, the minister said that the current inflation is not because of Bangladesh’s fault but the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.

‘Prices of all products, including fuel, have gone up abnormally. Even in developed countries, inflation has gone into double digits. But we are still in a much better position than that considering the inflation situation,’ he said.

The land minister further said Bangladesh has become self-sufficient in food in the last 13 years and a food surplus country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.