CHATTOGRAM, June 4, 2021 (BSS) – Leaders of different trade bodies, entrepreneurs, economists and leaders of political parties hailed the announced proposed national budget for the fiscal 2021-2022.
They termed it as pragmatic and development-oriented amid the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a reaction to BSS, president of Chattogram Chamber of Commerce & Industries (CCCI) Mahabubul Alam welcomed the budget saying it would play a positive role in the growth of different development strategies in business, investment and poverty alleviation.
He said the proposed budget will provide the benefits to domestic industries and accelerate the country’s economy.
“The budget would continue the trend of economic development,” he added.
The CCCI President thanked the government for giving special allocation to the mega projects, including Shah International Airport.
However, the CCCI President demanded completion of the construction works of bay terminal in Chattogram port within stipulated time and speedy implementation of ongoing mega projects.
President of Chattogram Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries Monowara Hakim Ali thanked the government for increasing the annual tax exemptions on the women entrepreneurs’ annual turnover to 70 lakh from 50 lakh.
Terming the proposed budget as production and employment opportunity oriented one, the women chamber president said the business entrepreneurs will feel encouraged to invest in industry which will help the country generate employment opportunity.
President of Chattogram Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries Khalilur Rahman termed it as a business friendly one. He also demanded more allocation in the field of communication, health and development of Chattogram port.
City Jatiya Party (JP) leader Solaiman Alam Sheth said the budget is development oriented which would create vast opportunities for businessmen and private sector.
He, however, demanded government’s allocation for special budget for the overall development of Chattogram.
Law Affairs’ Secretary of Chattogram city Awami League (AL) and former President of Chattogram District Bar Association Advocate Iftekhar Saimul Chowdhury said the pro-people budget would play a significant role in boosting the economy, alleviate poverty and improve quality of education, empower women and industrialization.
Different units of Bangladesh Chhatra League also brought out separate processions welcoming the budget.