Per capita income now $1180: Minister

Per capita income now $1180: Minister

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The country’s per capita income has now increased to $ 1180 from $ 1044, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said on Wednesday.
The Planning Minister revealed this after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) held at the NEC conference room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.
Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting.Briefing reporters after the meeting, AHM Mustafa Kamal also said that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the current fiscal year reached 6.12 percent as per the estimation of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
Kamal also noted that the economy of Bangladesh is one of those of the world which has been able to maintain average 6 percent growth rate for the last couple of years.
He said the per capita income in the first 10 months (July-April) period of the current fiscal year increased by $ 136 from the same period of the last fiscal year hoping that the per capita income would cross $ 2,000 by 2021, when the government is targeting to turn Bangladesh into a middle-income country.
The Planning Minister also informed that the Annual Development Programme (ADP) implementation progress for the July-April period of the current fiscal year touched 55 percent despite the political violence that prevailed in the country for a couple of months in this fiscal.
Planning Division Secretary Bhuiyan Shafiqul Islam and Statistics and Informatics Division Secretary Md Nojobur Rahman were present at the briefing. – UNB

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