“Budget for winning back the Economy”


Considering the safety measures amidst the ongoing spread of COVID-19, we arranged the program online

AmCham Virtual Panel Discussion
PANELISTS: Mr. M. A. Mannan, M.P. Hon’ble Planning Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Dr. A.B. Mirza Md. Azizul Islam, former Adviser – Caretaker Government
Mr. Aftab Ul Islam, FCA, Director – Bangladesh Bank & former President – AmCham.
Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur, Chairperson – BRAC Bank & Executive Director – PRI
Mr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, NDC, former chairman – NBR  and
MODERATOR: Mr. Syed Ershad Ahmed, President – AmCham.

Uncertainty in view of Covid-19 and consequent repercussions creating added pressure for Bangladesh economy. In the proposed national budget for the next fiscal year (FY), 2020-2021, the government has taken certain measures in support of investment or for protecting critical domestic industries in the crisis. In addition, health sector, SMEs, government infrastructure developments, air-ocean transport business, hospitality services and the related linkage goods and services will face serious consequences even after the alleviation of corona-crisis and to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). Waterways and railways development will also help the common people to reduce the cost of transportation for both goods and passengers ensuring smooth supply chain.

AmCham emphasized on key procedural matters to the proposed budget :

The event received a significant coverage from the leading print, online and electronic media with a noteworthy importance.