Cey­lon Cham­ber wel­comes 2018 Bud­get, but says im­ple­men­ta­tion is key

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

The pro­posed 2018 Na­tional Bud­get pro­gresses the re­cent eco­nomic pol­icy vi­sions of the gov­ern­ment. There is a dis­tinct move in the 2018 Bud­get to­wards putting into ac­tion strate­gies out­lined in Vi­sion 2025 and the Prime Min­is­ter’s eco­nomic pol­icy state­ment of Oc­to­ber 2017.

This is par­tic­u­larly the case with ini­tia­tives such as boost­ing trade and in­vest­ment, im­prov­ing hous­ing own­er­ship and the de­vel­op­ment of SMES. The Cey­lon Cham­ber of Com­merce wel­comes the pro­pos­als to drive Sri Lanka to be­com­ing a more en­vi­ron­men­tal-friendly econ­omy with an em­pha­sis on im­prov­ing ac­cess to fi­nance for the de­vel­op­ment of en­ter­prises, SMES and start-ups. 2018 Bud­get speech.

The above steps will help re­store and re­new pub­lic and in­vestor con­fi­dence that the de­sired tar­gets will be met as planned.

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Man­gala Sa­ma­raweera pre­sent­ing the bud­get

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