Muhith in press conference
Remittance transfer cost to be alleviated
Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Saturday said that the cost of remittance transfer will be lessened soon to increase its flow to the country.
The minister came up with this statement while speaking to journalists after inaugurating the newly constructed fountain in Naiyorpul area of the city on Saturday morning, reports UNB.
The minister said that the tendency of settling aboard is going up and it is the main reason of sending less money in the country.
To raise remittance flow to country, the government will lessen remittance transfer fee from the next month, he said.
Referring to deposits in Swiss Bank, Muhith said that black money is increasing in the country while the price of land is decreasing, that is the reason for deposits in Swiss Bank.
According to a report published by Bangladesh Bank, the remittance inflow into Bangladesh hit record lowest in last six years. The remittance has been decreased 14.46 percent than to last year.