Science & Technology to get Tk 12,200 cr
Published : Thursday, 7 June, 2018 at 3:40 PM Count : 1149
An allocation of Tk. 12,200 crore has been proposed for the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith made the proposal while placing the budget for 2018-19 fiscal at the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday.
The minister said “We are encouraging science and technology related research activities to build a science-savvy nation. We have widened the coverage of the ongoing science quiz contest and extended it from district to upazila level aiming to kindle student’s interest in science education.”
“We have begun to open branches of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre in Khulna, Barishal, Rangpur, Sylhet, Mymensingh and Chattogram divisions. In addition, area coverage of Science Olympiad has been expanded to division, district and upazila levels and side by side subject based science Olympiad is also being organised. We are providing assistance to the concerned private institutions to organise such programmes,” the minister added.