Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman said, “The government is working to reduce the pressure on foreign currency reserves.” For this, expatriate income and exports should be increased. Several new initiatives are being taken to increase exports. Besides, measures like import control have also been taken. Still, I think the pressure on the dollar will come down soon.
Salman F Rahman said these things to the journalists after a meeting at the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) building in Agargaon of the capital on Monday afternoon. He held this exchange meeting with the concerned parties with the aim of adopting the integrated development plan of Dohar and Nawabganj upazilas of Dhaka district.
Prime Minister’s adviser Salman F Rahman told reporters, “At present, many types of products are being exported from the country to many countries around the world. Export diversification has resulted. However, we are not able to increase the amount of exports in other products except ready-made clothes. The present government is working seriously on this issue.
Salman F. Rahman said that it has already been decided to increase the facilities in these two sectors by giving importance to the export of leather and jute products. Providing similar facilities to other sectors like ready-made garments will increase multi-faceted exports.
The Prime Minister’s advisor said that the prices of some products in the country’s market have increased unreasonably. He said, “In many places, the prices of products are increasing, which should not increase. The government is very vigilant in these cases. The price of some such products has already come down due to government intervention. The Ministry of Finance and Commerce is working with other ministries on the issue. What is working behind the price increase in the market is being investigated. Hope the rising trend of commodity prices will come under control.
Regarding inflation, Salman F Rahman said, “An attempt is being made to coordinate supply and demand in the market to control inflation.” Besides, Bangladesh Bank has also taken initiatives. Already the policy interest rate has been raised. As a result, inflation has also come down a bit. However, the level that was supposed to decrease has not happened yet. However, we hope that inflation will come down as a result of these measures.
This adviser to the Prime Minister said about the gas crisis, ‘The current gas crisis is temporary. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has also been bought a few days ago. And the good news for the future is that many new gas discoveries have been made in the country. Earlier we got Bhola, now Chevron got it, Petrobangla also got it. Hope the gas crisis will reduce in the future.
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