Friday, February 2, 2018

Budget reflects govt's long-term view of boosting job creation, productivity

The last full-fledged Budget of the current government was marked by an eye on the long term while addressing important concerns over the social safety net.

The commitment to a long-term build-out of the economy to enhance productivity and job creation was reflected in the Budget's focus on infrastructure, both hard and soft.

Hard infrastructure, covering both urban and rural areas, received attention in terms of investments in smart cities, transportation (from roads to aviation) and digital connectivity. Soft infrastructure, from health to education, was the focus of a number of investments, ranging from higher education institutions to rural residential schools. Read More