$1,000m budget support to tackle future emergencies: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina — PID Photo

BSS . Dhaka : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told the parliament that the government has started a process to collect additional $1000 million as budgetary support to tackle down future emergency situation, including economic crisis emerged due to the Russia-Ukraine war.

The premier revealed the matter on Wednesday in a tabled written answer while responding to a question from ruling party lawmaker Mozaffar Hossain from Jamalpur-5 constituency during her question-answer session.

This budget support will be spend in the stimulus package for industries, factories, trading organisations, small and medium entrepreneurs as well as social safety net, she said.

Besides, a process is on to collect $500 million as budgetary support to tackle the economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic under the programme, she added.