Govt attaches highest priority to check inflation in budget: PM
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Govt attaches highest priority to check inflation in budget: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government has attached the topmost priority on controlling the inflation rate in the budget against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic coupled with the Russia-Ukraine war and disruption of supply chain.

Taking part in the discussion on the national budget for 2022-23 fiscal in the 18th session of the 11th parliament, she also asked all show austerity and make savings to get themselves protected.

“The budget has formulated giving importance on containing price inflation because of the rising trend of import bases price inflation due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war and disruption of the global supply chain,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina, also Leader of the House, called upon the countrymen to show austerity in using water and electricity, saying, “We all have to show austerity and make savings to the best of our ability to get ourselves protected.”

The Prime Minister asked all to make savings and thus contribute to the national savings alongside reducing all the unnecessary expenses and cancel purchasing import based luxurious goods and attach priority to buy only the necessary goods.

She said her government has been able to give such a large budget of Tk 6,78064 crore amidst the adverse situation that arose out of Coronavirus and the Russia-Ukraine war.

She added: “Many people couldn’t think that we would be able to place it (the budget), but we’ve been able to do it.”

The Premier extended her sincere thanks to the finance minister and all concerned involved in preparing the budget.

Sheikh Hasina expressed her firm determination to implement the budget, which is the 23rd national budget placed by the Awami League government since after the Liberation War and the 4th budget given during the current regime of AL government.

She said Bangladesh will have to go forward facing the adverse impacts of the war and coronavirus pandemic.

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