Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has started rolling out the national budget of around Tk5.23 lakh crore for FY20 in the Parliament.
The Finance Minister started unfolding the budget in parliament at 3:10 pm today.
This is the country’s 48th national budget and 20th by the Awami League government in its five terms since the 1971 Independence.
This is the first budget for Kamal personally. Its size is approximately Tk58,000 crore more than that of the last fiscal presented by his predecessor Abul Maal Abdul Muhith.
Muhith last year presented a Tk 4,64,573 crore budget before he went on retirement by serving as the first finance minister to unfold the budget for the 10 times in a row since 2009.
The budget documents will be available on the website of the finance division www.mof.gov.bd.