The social safety net will be expanded, higher than the current fiscal. Government has given enough emphasis on health safety issues, which need proper implementation.

In terms of export diversification in Medical and Personal Protective Equipment (MPPE), extension of tax exemption benefits up to June 2022 may encourage export diversification in this sector, BUILD said.

On the other hand, it seems, sluggish investment will continue as uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic remains, and private sector credit growth is still at a lower level (8.7 per cent), according to BUILD.

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