Pointing out that congestion of goods needs to be eased at ports in order to increase revenue collection, the finance minister asked the NBR to pay special attention to expedite port activities
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said the government will simplifying revenue laws so that the people can pay tax with comfort.
"Any decision regarding taxation will be tolerable for all," he said adding, "This will help our products get better exposure in international markets."
Revenue collection will increase significantly in next five years, which will help accelerate the development activities, the minister hoped.
He said all the ports will have scanning machines.
Pointing out that congestion of goods needs to be eased at ports in order to increase revenue collection, the finance minister asked the National Board of Revenue to pay special attention to expedite port activities.
He was speaking as the chief guest a seminar at the International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital on Sunday.
NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem chaired the event organised marking the International Customs Day.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Economic Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Dr Mashiur Rahman, FBCCI President Sheikh Fazle Fahim, among others, participated in the event.
The commerce minister said all measures regarding revenue should be friendly to industry, commerce and business, and that Bangladesh is moving towards that direction.
Dr Mashiur Rahman said the coexistence of businesses and money laundering in a country creates a negative image of that country in the world arena.
"The NBR should be more careful so that the country can deal with this issue with reputation," the economic affairs adviser to the prime minister added.
Stressing that a country needs revenue for development, the NBR chairman said, "The revenue board is working to attain the revenue earning target."
Earlier on the day, a procession was brought out from NBR building that paraded different streets.