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Tk20 crore special allocation for football

  • Published at 06:35 pm June 13th, 2019
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Bangladesh football team Dhaka Tribune/Mehedi Hasan

The proposed allocation is less by Tk31 crore of the previous (FY 2018-19) revised budget, and less by Tk10 crore of the proposed budget of the last fiscal year

An amount of Tk1,488 crore has been proposed for the Youth and Sports Ministry, including a Tk20 crore special allocation for the Bangladesh Football Federation for the development of the country’s football, in the annual budget for 2019-20 fiscal year.

The proposed allocation is less by Tk31 crore of the previous (FY 2018-19) revised budget, and less by Tk10 crore of the proposed budget of the last fiscal year.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal made the announcement during the budget speech at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban Thursday afternoon. 

Of the proposed amount, Tk1,274 crore has been kept aside for operating expenditure and remaining Tk214 crore for the development expenditure.

In his budget speech, the Finance Minister said, “Our government is playing an important role in the development of nationwide infrastructures for sports and culture to organize different types of competitions and events at national and district and upazila levels.” 

Talented players  in  various  sports  are  being  hunted  and  provided  with  long-term training, he said.  

“In the budget for FY 2019-20, I propose making a special allocation of Tk20 crore to the BFF for the development of football in the country,” Kamal said.

Earlier, the BFF submitted a proposal to the Finance Ministry and Youth and Sports Ministry seeking Tk50 crore in special allocation to meet the expenditure of players and coaches, and arrange international and domestic tournaments.

In an instant reaction, BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag said, “We would have expected more allocation from the government for the development of football. However, we’re happy with this special allocation.”