jamuna news: Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said Bangladeshi expatriates will not have to bear any cost for sending remittances to the country.
“The government is taking initiatives so that Bangladeshi expatriates can send their remittances without any charge,” he said.
The finance minister came up with the assertion at a pre-budget discussion with the Economic Reporters' Forum at his secretariat office.
“An allocation will be added to the next budget in this regard,” the journalists were told.
The initiatives are being taken to increase the remittance flow, the minister said, adding, “We urge the expatriates to send their remittances through proper channels”.
The government has decided to take the initiatives as per the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said.
The amount of the fiscal year 2017-18 budget will be more than Tk 4,00,000 crore, he mentioned.