Highest allocation in transport and communication sector...

Dhaka, Friday   25 June 2021

Budget 2021-22

Highest allocation in transport and communication sector

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:34 PM, 3 June 2021  

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The government is giving more importance to the transport and communication sector in the budget of the 2021-2022 fiscal year. In the proposed budget, this sector got the highest allocation of Tk 61,631.41 crore. The power and energy sector got the second-highest allocation of Tk 45,867.84 crore.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presented the budget at the budget session chaired by Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday afternoon. 

The Finance Minister said the transport and communication sector is getting the highest allocation of ADP in the next 2021-22 fiscal year. Tk 61,631 crore is being allocated for this sector which is 27.47 percent of the total ADP. 

Then, Tk 45,867 crore has been allocated for the power sector, Tk 23,421 crore for the housing sector, AHM Mustafa Kamal also said, adding that Tk 23,323 crore has been allocated in the education sector which is the “4th highest allocation” and 10.40 percent of the total ADP.