Jan 3, 2013

BD govt. hikes 11.47 percent fuel price

The government of Bangladesh has hiked the fuel prices of the country on the 3rd day of new year. Petrol and octane prices by Tk 5 per litre setting new prices at  Tk 96 and Tk 99. Besides, diesel and kerosene prices were up for Tk 7 setting new prices at Tk 68 for the both items. 

The prices would be effective from Thursday midnight, it said in a media statement at night. 

The opposition BNP on Dec 26 threatened country wide general strike a day after the fuel prices were further increased. 

But the opposition's reaction could not be known immediately after the fresh increase in the fuel oil costs. 

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