GDP to hit 7.65pc this fiscal year: Minister

03 Apr 2018, 14:05

NTV Online

Dhaka: 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.

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday came up with the disclosure 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 estimatimate,’ the Planning Minister said while briefing reporters after the meeting.

In the last fiscal year (2016-2017), the GDP growth rate is 7.28 percent, he said.

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