Bangladesh’s per capita income has now (FY 2020-21) increased from US$ 2,064 to US$ 2,227 which is equivalent to Taka 188,873.
Planning Minister MA Mannan placed the statistics in the Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing reporters.
The Prime Minister joined the meeting virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban, while other cabinet members at the Bangladesh Secretariat.
“Our per capita income has stood at US$ 2,227 in fiscal year (FY) 2020-21, but the previous per capita income was US$ 2064. So, the growth rate is nine percent,” said the Cabinet Secretary. He added Taka 188,873 has been calculated at the rate of Taka 84.81 against per dollar.
He said the country’s GDP has also increased to Taka 30,87,300 crore now from Taka 27,96,358 crore, according to the primary data. “It’s a good achievement,” said the cabinet secretary.
Mentioning that today (Monday, 17 May 2021) is the 41st Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day, he said this achievement has come as a good gesture on the day.
In the meeting, the Prime Minister was greeted on her homecoming day.