Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that the improvement of life and livelihood of the poor people will get highest priority in the next national budget.
“Our next national budget will be dedicated to the poor people,” he said while briefing reporters on the outcomes of the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday.
Responding to a question on a survey report which shows that poor people are getting poorer, he said the government’s target is to bring the poor people out of poverty.
He informed that implementation of a government plan to provide Tk 2,500 each to 3.5 million low-income group people as Covid-19 financial support is getting delayed due to lack of introduction of a formal system.
“Many of these people don’t have national ID cards for which setting up a system is being delayed. But once the system is in place, the task will be very easy,” he said.