Dr Abul Barakat , an eminent economist from
Bangladesh and Professor of Economics in Dhaka University who is also a member
of the Task Force to deal with the impact of global recession in Bangladesh
talks about the Stimulus Package that
government announced on Sunday .
In an exclusive interview with
VOA Bangla Service Professor Abul Barakat analyzes the various aspects of this
stimulus package and says that due importance have been given to agriculture
and power sectors . In answer to a question Professor Barakat says that
although the Garments industry is not directly included in this package they
will eventually reap the benefit of the lowered
The Finance Minister of
Bangladesh Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on
Sunday announced a
‘stimulus package’ of Tk 3,424 crore with blanket coverage of power,
agriculture and export sectors to help the national economy weather the
fallouts of global recession.
Unveiling the package, the finance minister,
Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said financial, fiscal and policy measures required for
overcoming the crisis would be taken in the next budget as well on the basis of
regular review of the situation.