Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The mobile phone users of Bangladesh will have to pay more as Finance Minister AMA Muhith has proposed to impose five per cent supplementary duty on mobile phone services.

“I propose to impose 5 percent supplementary duty on the services provided through SIM and RUIM card of mobile phone,” said Bangladesh Finance Minister while placing national budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 at the national Parliament in Dhaka Thursday afternoon.

The minister also proposed to cut the existing BDT 300 tax for new mobile phone subscriptions to Tk 100.

However, the SIM replacement tax of BDT 100 will remain unchanged, according to the budget proposal of the finance minister.