Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Monday said the people of Bangladesh are now getting benefits from the stimulus packages awarded earlier to offset the shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said that the government of Bangladesh, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has become successful by undertaking massive programmes through the stimulus packages awarded to make a socio-economic recovery from the shocks of the pandemic.
Tipu said this while addressing the 38th commerce minister-level meeting at the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Istanbul, Turkey, according to a press release.
The minister said the digital system including the mobile banking services has yielded better outcomes and thus become popular in the country to materialise the short-, mid-, and long-term plans under the different social safety nets.
He said the government has been implementing some 28 stimulus packages in order to improve the economic capacity of the public.
Tipu also said foodstuffs are being distributed among the people free of cost and also at a low price under the "No one will go hungry" programme of the government.
Mentioning that houses are being built for the homeless people across the country marking the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he said through the implementation of such a programme, the economic and social capacity of the people of Bangladesh would be ensured.
The release said the theme of the session of COMCEC was "Effective Social Assistance Provision and Socioeconomic Empowerment in the light of Covid-19 Pandemic."
Incumbent COMCEC Chairman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially inaugurated the 38th edition of COMCEC.
The ministerial-level conference will end on Tuesday through the ministerial declaration.
Tipu Munshi is leading a three-member delegation at the conference.