AHM Mustafa Kamal, Finance Minister of Bangladesh says

BD will be put in world economic map as developed by 2041

- A Monitor Desk Report 05 Mar, 2020 | 1079 Views|-+
Dhaka: By the year 2030, hunger and poverty will have no effect in the lives of people living in Bangladesh and to further strengthened the growth, the country will be put in the world economic map as a developed one by 2041.

AHM Mustafa Kamal, Finance Minister of Bangladesh said this today as the Chief Guest at the Bangladesh Economic Conference 2020 organised by Bonik Barta and City Bank held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in the city.

The conference was organised to address the current state of the country’s economy, its achievements and shortcomings as well as further plans regarding it.

At the conference, the Finance Minister claimed that they are working to bring many financial facilities under automation to stop distortion of money and corruption such as “mattress money”, non-performing loans, rescheduled loans, tax evasion and many others.

Salman F Rahman, MP, Private Sector Industry and Investment Adviser to Prime Minister, was present at the conference as the Special Guest. He announced that in the next three months, the government will implement electronic signatures which will allow people to carry out all tax related formalities online.

He further informed that Bangladesh stands second in the world for its freelance market. However, neither do the freelancers get to receive their payments from banks without hassle nor the government receives any tax from them. Therefore, Rahman said they are going to register the freelancers and bring them under proper banking system.

Renowned economists Rehman Sobhan, Salehuddin Ahmed, Mirza Azizul Islam and Hossain Zillur Rahman also attended the event and addressed crucial factors of the economy, its challenges and solutions.

Dewan Mahmud, Editor of Bonik Barta moderated the conference while Mashrur Arefin, Managing Director of City Bank addressed issues the banking sector is facing in the country at the opening session of the conference which were further discussed during the second session later in the afternoon.

The conference started with an audio visual on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to honour Mujib Borsho 2020.

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