ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Mar 2020
Bangladesh's PM has announced a stimulus package for the employees of export-oriented industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Business Standard - Bangladesh PM offers big aid for workers, poor over coronavirus
The Daily Star - Impact of coronavirus: PM announces Tk 5,000cr stimulus package for export-oriented industries
On 25 March 2020, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh announced a stimulus package of Tk 5,000 crore (~USD 588 million*) for export-oriented industries to make payments of salary and allowances to their employees. The package has been announced to support these employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 5 April 2020, the Prime Minister announced further packages of Tk 67,750 crore.
* Bangladesh Taka to USD calculate as - Tk 84.93/USD