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Dollar crisis to be over by January, hopes Salman

November 27, 2022 00:00:00

MEHERPUR, Nov 26 (BSS): Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman hoped on Saturday that the crisis of foreign currency like US dollars would go away within January next year.

"A crisis has been created across the globe and none knows to what extent it will stretch. But, Bangladesh will not fall under any such crisis due to the farsighted thoughts and planning from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," he said.

The PM's adviser said this while replying to a question after inaugurating the 1000th sub branch of IFIC Bank as the chief guest at Mujibnagar in Meherpur on the day.

He said that there would also be no such problem over import of essential items ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan. "But, the price of US dollars has increased in the global market and it has also put an impact on the local market."

Besides, Salman mentioned that the government had been supporting some 10 million (one crore) families through the family cards of the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) and thus helping some 50 million (five crore) people.

He said that Meherpur is an agriculture based district with a production of a wide variety of crops while some three to four crops are being cultivated here on the same land.

Referring to the PM's directives of not building industries utilizing the farm land, he said it is not always necessary to mushroom industries here and there, rather in a planned way.

Speaking on the occasion as the special guest, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said that the land of Meherpur is very fertile as various types of fruits and crops are being cultivated here.

He noted that Meherpur would grab the first position in the country in terms of exporting fruits and crops.

Presided over by deputy general manager of IFIC Bank Syed Monsur Mostafa, Meherpur Zilla Parishad Chairman Adv Abdus Salam, Meherpur deputy commissioner Dr Mohammad Monsur Alam Khan, Police Super Mohammad Rafiul Alam, Meherpur district Awami League general secretary and Gangni upazila chairman MA Khaleque, Sadar upazila chairman Advocate Yearul Islam, Mujibnagar UNO Animesh Biswas and other officials were present.

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