GDP to reach 7.65pc this year: Minister

AHM Mustafa Kamal
AHM Mustafa Kamal

Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said Bangladesh will achieve 7.65 per cent GDP growth in the current fiscal (2017-2018), which is higher than the budgetary target of 7.40 per cent, reports UNB.

The planning minister came up with the disclosure on Tuesday at the meeting of the National Economic Council (ECNEC), held with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the NEC conference room in the city.

"The GDP growth will be 7.65 per cent this fiscal year. It's our initial estimation," the planning minister said while briefing reporters after the meeting.

In the last fiscal year (2016-2017), the GDP growth rate was 7.28 per cent, he said.

The minister also informed the ECNEC meeting that the country's per capita income increased to $1752 now from $1610.