Dhaka, June 17 (UNB) - Speakers at a roundtable discussion on Monday said pledges made by Awami League in its manifesto for the 2018 general election were manifested in the national budget for 2019-20 fiscal year.
All the promises, including utilising the young generation, creating entrepreneurs, ensuring urban facilitating in rural areas, women empowerment, eliminating poverty and reforming the banking sector, are there in the proposed budget, they said.
The speakers, however, said achieving the revenue target will be a big challenge for the government.
Dr Wazed Research and Training Institute of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR), LIM Global Consulting Ltd and Holistic Integration jointly organised the programme titled ‘Review of proposed budget 2019-20 in light of Awami League’s electoral manifesto’ at the National Academy for Planning and Development (NAPD).
Former Home Minister Dr Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir was at the chief guest at the event while BRUR Vice-chancellor Dr Major Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah delivered the welcome speech and Prof Dr Md Mohiuddin of Dhaka University’s Management department presented the keynote paper.
In the keynote paper, Mohiuddin said there are a number of proposals in the budget, including turning youths into skilled workforce creating employment facilities for them.
He also described the budget as an industry -and investment-friendly one.
The DU professor, however, said achieving the revenue target will be the main challenge.
He emphasised on speedy implementation of the steps taken to resolve the banking sector crisis.