Bangladesh budget

Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith placing national budget. BBS file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith placed BDT over 4 trillion budget outlays for fiscal 2017-18 at the National Parliament of Bangladesh on Thursday.
The minister has begun placing the power-point presentation of the crucial yearly spending plan for the nation around 1:38pm (BST).
This is the eleventh budget for the finance minister.
The aim of the gigantic budget is to achieve 7.4 per cent economic growth by the end of FY 2017-18 and bring dynamism in the overall economic activities through improving infrastructure facilities across the country.
The finance minister projected the size of the new budget which is up by 17.5 per cent from BDT 3.40 trillion in the outgoing fiscal, according to officials.
The big budget deficit, as usual, would be met by bank borrowing and loans from multilateral lenders and donors, the officials explained.
The issues including growth, investment, poverty, food security and infrastructure, would likely to get priority in the next fiscal policy and allocation as the finance minister at the pre-budget discussions clearly put special attention on changing economic status of the country from low to middle-income group by 2021.
The next budget would also have some other special features those are designed in line with the government’s target of promoting the country to middle-income group by 2021.
There will have a set of proposals for reforming further the country’s revenue authorities by introducing new VAT law so the government could mobilise more internal resources and keep the budget deficit within 5.0 per cent.
Like in the previous year, the budget this year too will be presented on PowerPoint and will be made available on the website of the finance division –
The budget documents will also be available on,,,, and
Any person or organisation at home and abroad can send feedback, opinion or recommendation by filling up a form after downloading it from the website.
The finance minister will address a post budget press conference at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital Dhaka on June 2 at 3:00 pm on Friday.