GDP growth to reach 7.65% in 2017-18 fiscal: Kamal


DHAKA, April 3, 2018 (BSS) – Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today said the country will attain a 7.65 percent GDP growth in the current fiscal year (2017-2018) which is higher than the budgetary target of 7.40 percent.

“The GDP growth will be 7.65 percent this fiscal year. It’s our initial and provisional estimation,” he said while briefing reporters after the ECNEC meeting.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) meeting was held at the NEC conference room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Bangladesh also attained a robust growth of 7.28 percent in the last fiscal year of 2016-2017.

AHM Mustafa Kamal, commonly known as Lotus Kamal, also informed that the country’s per capita income rose to US$ 1752 in the current fiscal year, up from US$ 1610 in the last year.