Dhaka – Bangladesh has estimated a 7.65 per cent GDP growth in the current 2017-18 financial year ending on June 30.
“As per our initial and provisional estimation, the growth will be 7.65 per cent in the current fiscal year,” Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told reporters after the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council.
The latest estimation is 0.25 higher than that the Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith had project during the placing of national budget for the financial year in June last year. Muhith projected the growth at 7.40 per cent.
According to the official estimate, Bangladesh achieved a 7.28 per cent GDP growth in the 2016-17 financial year.
The information was shared at the ECNEC meeting headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.