Taka 10,000cr allocated for emergency requirements in COVID-19

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DHAKA, June 11, 2020 (BSS) – Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today proposed to allocate Tk 10,000 crore to fulfil the emergency requirements to combat the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

“We have taken all-out measures to improve the health sector. To combat the Covid-19 pandemic, we are implementing different programmes worth Tk 5,500 crore under the Health Services Division,” Kamal said while placing the budget for fiscal year 2020-21 in Jatiya Sangsad.

The finance minister also said, “The government will do whatever is required to address the pandemic. To fulfil emergency requirements, I propose to allocate Tk 10,000 crore as a lump sum.”