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Bangladesh: Cigarette prices gone up

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has proposed to increase the price of cigarettes in the proposed 2021-22 budget.

He proposed this while presenting the 2020-21 fiscal year in the Jaitya Sangsad chaired by Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at 3 pm Thursday.

“In the case of tobacco and tobacco products, I am proposing to increase the revenue and to reduce the use of tobacco products,” the Finance Minister said in his budget speech.

The size of this year’s budget has been proposed at Tk 6,03,681 crore. Of this, there is a deficit of Tk 2,14,681 crore.

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