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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 21 June 16-30, 2015  


Tourism gets a boost in budget allocation, but remains low in development priority
_By Raquib Siddiqi Dhaka : In the National Budget for 2015-16, the civil aviation and tourism sector has received an allocation of Tk 372 crore against total budget size of Tk 2,95,100 crore. The amount is more than double the allocation in revised budget for 2014-15. But, despite this boost in proposed allocation, tourism has failed to get the attention it deserves, as it continued to remain low in development priority. The allocation of Tk 372 crore is Tk 225 crore more than the rev. More...
Air travel gets costlier
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : The government, through SRO No-129-Law/2015/314, has increased Excise Duty on air travel with effect from June 4. The current duty amount for single journey in the domestic sector, as well as for SAARC countries, is Tk 500. For Asian countries, other than SAARC countries, the enhanced amount is Tk 1000 while for other countries is Tk 1500_ also for a single journey. Passengers who have purchased the tickets without paying the increased Excise Duty have been a. More...
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