Budget proposes Tk 4,453 crore for Liberation War Affairs Ministry

DHAKA, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today

proposed Taka 4,453 crore budget for the Liberation War Affairs Ministry for

201920 fiscal.

The proposed budget is Taka 605 crore more than the revised budget for

the ministry for 201819 fiscal, which was Taka 3,848 crore.

The government is working relentlessly to preserve the memory of the

liberation war and the welfare of the freedom fighters, the finance

minister's budget speech read.

It said honorariums are being given to freedom fighters and their

successors to ensure the overall welfare of the freedom fighters while their

allowances are now being sent electronically to their bank accounts.

The amount of this allowance has been increased many times in the last

ten years. Besides, two festival bonuses, Glorious Victory Day allowance, and

Bengali New Year allowance are also being provided, the document said.

The finance minister also drew house's attention to the fact that

Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust Act, 2018 has been enacted to

ensure the welfare of the freedom fighters.

To provide housing facilities to the freedom fighters, singlestoried

buildings are being constructed for 15,000 destitute freedom fighters in the

country, either in their own land or through settlement in Khas lands, if

necessary, the budget speech added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)