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Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today said the government is taking multidimensional plans to expand urban facilities in rural areas and expedite economic activities.


“The villages will be developed like cities and the capable members of every household will be brought to the mainstream of the economy,” he said, speaking as the chief guest at the “Agrani Bank Annual Conference-2019” at Hotel InterContinental in the city.

The finance minister said his ministry will be graft-free as he has already declared ’zero tolerance’ against corruption. “Corruption can be kept under control. Corruption is prevalent more or less in all countries, but if we want, we can control it. My ministry will be free of corruption,” he added.

Kamal asked the banks to bring new products for sustaining in the competitive world by ensuring customer satisfaction.

“We will develop the bond market. We will give opportunity to the PRAN Group for releasing bond. There is no Insolvency Act in the country. It should come quickly,” he added.

He emphasised on gearing up the initiatives to bring all taxable persons under tax net for increasing the country’s revenue collection.

“Those who pay tax always pay properly. Those who have capability but never pay tax will have to pay,” he added.

Among others, Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir, Chairman of the Agrani Bank Dr Zaid Bakht and Agrani Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Shams-Ul Islam also gave speeches on the occasion.

 

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