Dhaka, May 31: Finance minister AMA Muhith is likely to place the national budget for 2016-17 fiscal year at Jatiya Sangshad on June 2 (Thursday).
It would be the 10th budget for Finance Minister Muhith and the forthcoming budget will be the country’s 45th budget. This budget will be the 17th of the Awami League government.
According to various sources, the size of the new budget is likely to be of Tk 3.4 lakh crore with a target of 7.2 per cent growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Earlier, President Abdul Hamid convened the Parliament session exercising his power bestowed upon him by Article 72 (1) of the Constitution.
Before the House goes into the budget session, the meeting of Business Advisory Committee will be held at the Parliament Complex with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair to fix duration and businesses of the session.
The last session of Parliament was prorogued on May 5 having nine working days.
The Finance Ministry has already started its preparatory works to present the national budget properly.
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