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6.3pc of budget allocated for defence

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6.3pc of budget allocated for defence

The government has allocated Taka 29,084 crorefor the Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces Division and other services, in the proposed budget for the fiscal (FY) 2018-2019.

The allocation is Taka 2,669 crore higher than the revised budget of the previous FY 2017-18 of Taka 26,415 crore. Of the total amount of Taka 29,084
crore allocated in the FY 2018-19, Tk 29,049 crore has been allocated for theMinistry of Defence and Tk 35 crore for the Armed Forces Division.

Placing the budget proposals at the Jatiya Sangsad here today, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said, “Capacity enhancing programmes for the army, the navy and the air force are also going on, Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) has been fixed on Bangladesh’s airspace and worksto establish two full-fledged air force base of Bangladesh Air Force inSylhet district is continuing.”

Further steps that are being taken to strengthen the overall security of the country are: establishment of weather observatories in 10 places of the country, modernisation of air monitoring system at the upper level and setting up of automatic weather observation system and establishment of wind profiler, preparing digital map with updated information and establishment ofgeodetic control network, establishment of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), establishment of 2 tidal Stations and activities of Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) Survey in entire Bangladesh, he said.BSS.

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