Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman on Wednesday stressed the need for formulating a gender-sensitive, and environment -and development-friendly national budget.
“A budget is very important for our nation, family and personal life. The national budget should be gender-sensitive, and environment -and development-friendly which we saw in recent years,” he said.
The central bank governor made the remarks while addressing the inaugural session of the Centre on Budget and Policy, a newly established research centre of DhakaUniversity, at Nawab Nabab Ali Chowdhruy Senate Bahabn on the campus, reports UNB.
Dr Atiur said the development planning of a government is reflected in its national budget and if a government can draw proper planning in its budget, country’s sustainable development will be ensured.
Speaking on the occasion, DU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddque said education is a must for the country’s sustainable development.
“A budget is a running document on the relations between people and the government. Budgetary allocation must be increased for the education sector to implement the document properly,” he said.
The DU VC also said there is no alternative to expending budget on education to bring a reform in the country’s education sector.
Chaired by DU Treasurer Prof Dr Kamal Uddin, the programme was addressed, among others, by Dean of Business Faculty Prof Dr S Rubaiyatul Islam and Dean of Social Sciences Faculty Prof Dr Farid Uddin.