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Inflation in Bangladesh much lower than that in many countries in the world : Hasan

Published : 21 Jul 2022 12:43 AM | Updated : 21 Jul 2022 01:28 PM

Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr. Hasan Mahmud said that inflation in Bangladesh is much lower than the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey and neighboring SAARC countries.

He said this in reply to the questions of the reporters about the BNP Secretary General's negative comments on the economic affairs of the country after the chief guest's speech at the unveiling ceremony of the 7 volumes of the Padma Setu-based news collection published by the Information Directorate in the conference room of the Information Directorate at the Secretariat on Wednesday afternoon. Chief Information Officer Mo Shahenur Mia was present on the occasion.

Dr. Hasan said, I will tell Mirza Fakhrul, he was a teacher and I am also a teacher, still teaching part-time. A request to a former master as a master, he needs to study a bit so as not to bring bad name to the master society. Let him look at global inflation. Inflation is the highest in 40 years in the US, at 8.6%. Highest in 40 years in UK 9.1%, Germany 7. 9%, Russia 17.1%, Turkey 73.5%, Netherlands 9.6%.

The Information Minister said, "In South Asia, Sri Lanka has 39.1%, Pakistan has 13.8%, and India has over 7%. In our country till May it was a little over 6 percent, recently increased to 7 percent, which is published in all newspapers today. This low inflation in the country is still possible because of Prime Minister Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina. And with the global market gradually reducing the prices of consumer goods, we expect to reap the benefits in a month or two.

In response to a question about BNP's rally in front of the National Press Club, Hashan Mahmud said, "When I came to the office, I saw fifty people standing and protesting in front of the Press Club. There are more crows in the surrounding trees. For more than 13 and a half years, the people have given us the responsibility of running the country twice. Such threats make them laugh and will not work. Elections will be held on time in the country and as per the constitution in all parliamentary democracies such as India, England, Continental Europe, Australia, Japan, elections will be held in Bangladesh under the Election Commission and the current government will perform the duties of the government during the election.

The Minister thanked the Information Department for the quick release of more than 2000 Padma Bridge-based news compilations on his instructions. He said, Padma is the most droughty river in the world after the Amazon river. And no bridge has yet been built over the Amazon. The construction of a bridge over the second Kharsrota river Padma is a unique event in history. Padma Setu is not just a bridge, Padma Setu is a symbol of Bengali pride, ability and dignity. Through the construction of this Padma Bridge, Bangabandhu's daughter, Sheikh Hasina, has once again proved that no bloodshed can stop her, no conspiracy can stop her. By uprooting all the conspiracies, he can take the country and the nation to the desired goal. Therefore, we hope that Bangladesh will reach the dream destination of Bangabandhu, the dream destination of the freedom fighters by the hand of leader Sheikh Hasina. Bangladesh will be a developed and prosperous country by 2041 or before that.

In the last financial year, 53 thousand crores of subsidy had to be paid in electricity and energy sector in the country and Dr. Hasan said that firstly Corona and secondly due to war in Ukraine the global recession is going on. 

France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium in Europe are using electricity cost-effectively all over the world. He read out the message mentioning that a few days ago in the United States, a message was sent to all the citizens on mobile phones to be economical in the use of electricity and energy.

Among the senior deputy chief information officers. Abdul Jalil and Yakub Ali participated in the book cover unveiling.