Friday, 8th December, 2023
Friday, 8th December, 2023

PM orders preparing another stimulus plan to tackle 2nd wave of Corona

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the authorities concerned particularly the finance ministry to prepare another plan of a stimulus package to effectively fight the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The premier gave the directive from a meeting to finalise the eighth Five-Year plan (2021-2025) at her official Ganabhaban residence here.

PM’s Deputy Press Secretary Hasan Jahid Tusher briefed the media after the meeting.

Member (Senior Secretary) of the Planning Commission (General Economics Division) Dr Shamaul Alam made the presentation of the final draft of the eighth five-year plan with a slogan ” Towards the prosperity with all” in the meeting.

The eighth five-year plan is scheduled to get its final approval in
the next National Economic Council (NEC) meeting. The prime minister has given necessary directions after witnessing the presentation on the plan.

The head of the government has suggested the Planning Commission to
highlight strategies and action plans separately in the eighth
five-year plan.

Sheikh Hasina informed the meeting of a roadmap prepared by herself
regarding the country’s development while she was in jail during the
1/11 caretaker government.

The premier asked all concerned to create a strong internal market
alongside expanding the regional and international markets for the
local products.

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam, PM’s Principal Secretary
Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Governor of Bangladesh Bank Fazle Kabir, Senior
Secretary of Planning Commission Md Asadul Islam and Senior Secretary
of Finance Ministry Abdur Rouf Talukder, among others, were present.

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