The budget session began in Bangladesh Parliament on Wednesday.
Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman will present the national budget for fiscal year 2006-07 in the Parliament on Thursday. He is likely to unveil a Tk 697.40 billion national budget with a special focus on achieving the objectives of the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) and expanding the social safety net. The budget will include an Annual Development Program (ADP) worth Tk 260.00 billion.
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