Proposed budget pro-people, realistic: KCCI
Published : Friday, 4 June, 2021 at 6:20 PM Count : 434
Khulna Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) in its after budget reaction on Thursday termed the proposed national budget for the FY 2021-22 as pro-people, time-befitting, realistic and development oriented, noting that it will help expedite economic development in the country amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
President of KCCI Md Kazi Aminul Huque, on behalf of the organisation, expressed the reaction hailing the budget as pragmatic and suggested its proper implementation, reports BSS.
He termed the proposed budget as 'pro-people and development-oriented' also.
According to the KCCI release, the chamber president said emphasis should be given on ensuring transparency and accountability in implementation of the ever-highest annual budget.
He praised Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and also thanked and expressed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for proposing such an ever-biggest challenging budget amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
This budget was a very challenging one as the whole world is now fighting against the coronavirus, he said, adding that "most of the countries' economy has come to a halt due to the Covid-19 attack. In between this, announcing the budget for the fiscal year is a very challenging task to do."
"Its implementation will not be impossible," the KCCI president said, adding that such a budget was needed to meet gradually increasing demands of the nation as it will help to reflect hopes and aspirations of the public in general.
Kazi Aminul Haque called for special budgetary allocation to the potential sectors including Jute, Shrimp, Khanjahan Ali Airport and for repairing collapse dykes, roads which were damaged during the super cyclone 'YAAS' in the region through bringing some addition and reduction in the proposed budget.
The budget will obviously supplement the improvement process of national and socio-economic conditions after expediting the GDP growth alongside elevating human resources and reducing poverty, he added.
Lauding every aspect of the budget, the KCCI president said emphasis on health, social safety net, research and development, innovation, ICT, infrastructure, socio-economic, poverty alleviation, human resources, education and agriculture sectors makes it a contemporary plan.