Different business associations on Monday expressed their gratitude to prime minister Sheikh Hasina for announcing a stimulus package worth Tk 72,750 crore for the country’s businesses to tackle the coronavirus fallout.
The business bodies termed the initiative of the government timely and said that the fund would give a fresh impetus to the economic activities in the country.
Hailing the stimulus package as a time-befitting one, the Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers and Dealers Association demanded waiver from port charges for the reconditioned vehicles importers up to December this year.
Considering the ongoing stagnant situation in business, the trade body also demanded halting auction in the ports till December.
The BARVIDA also demanded a reduction in the interest rate of already disbursed loans to the members of the trade body.
Bangladesh Poultry Industries Central Council president Moshiur Rahman thanked the prime minister for unveiling the package for the businesses and said that the fund would meet the demand for working capital of small- and medium-scale poultry farmers.
He hoped that the fund would encourage entrepreneurs of poultry and dairy sectors to go for new production overcoming the fallout of coronavirus.
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