‘2nd Covid wave’ in Bangladesh: PM orders another stimulus package
Publish- December 23, 2020, 09:29 PM
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Update- December 23, 2020, 10:48 PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. PID Photo
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Finance Ministry and other relevant ministries and divisions to formulate another financial stimulus package keeping in mind the ‘second wave’ of Covid-19.
The Prime Minister issued the order at a meeting held at her official residence Ganobhaban to finalise the 8th Fifth Year Plan (2021-2025).
Deputy Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Hasan Jahid Tusher briefed reporters after the meeting.
General Economics Division member (senior secretary) of the Planning Commission Dr Shamsul Alam presented the final 8th Fifth Year Plan (2021-2025) with the slogan 'Towards prosperity with all'.
The Prime Minister witnessed the plans of various ministries and divisions in the 8th Fifth Year Plan (2021-2025) and gave necessary directives.
Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam, Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir, Senior Secretary to the Planning Commission M Asadul Islam and Senior Secretary to the Finance Ministry Abdur Rouf were present at the meeting.