Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has expressed interest in getting the first vaccine if possible. The minister was speaking to reporters after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic and Public Procurement on Thursday.
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Responding to a question from a journalist, the finance minister said, “I will definitely get the corona vaccine.” If possible, I will take it first. I’m old, I need a vaccine.
The finance minister said that he will take the vaccine brought by the government, all are the same vaccine. Vaccines from the same company. So far we have not received any information that we are bringing the vaccine from a second source.
At the end of the meeting, it was informed that nine proposals were raised for the approval of the committee. Of these, three were from the Ministry of Industry, two from the Ministry of Shipping, one from the Ministry of Food, one from the Department of Road Transport and Highways, one from the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, and one from the Department of Health Services. Of these, the committee approved eight proposals, so that the total expenditure will be 2,059 crores 41 lakh 77 thousand 360 Tk. Out of the total financing, 1,87,081,81,174 taka will be spent from government funds, and 118 crores 59 lakh 96,186 takas will be borrowed from domestic banks.