Bangladesh achieved an impressive 6.94 percent GDP growth in the 2020-21 fiscal year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a final estimate of the government.
The country's GDP size stood at US$ 416 billion and the per capita income rose to US$ 2,591 (as per GNI) in the last fiscal year, said Planning Minister MA Mannan quoting the estimate.
The estimate was placed at the weekly meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday.
Ecnec Chair and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting, joining it virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban.
Other ministers and officials concerned were connected with the meeting from the NEC conference room.
"The GDP growth rate finally stood at 6.94 percent in the last fiscal year, which is much higher than the provisional estimate of 5.43 percent," said Minister Mannan while briefing reporters after the meeting.