3 kg gold adulterated, this is not a big problem: Muhith
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said, there is 963 kg gold in Bangladesh Bank vault and of those 3 kg is adulterated. Not the total quantity. This is not a big problem.
He said these to the newsmen after holding Deputy Commissioners’ conference in the capital on Tuesday.
He said, National Board of Revenue (NBR) was not supposed to comment on the gold stored in Bangladesh Bank vault. It is a matter of Bangladesh Bank.
In this connection whether any committee will be formed or not answering to such question the Finance Minister said, Bangladesh Bank will decide about the gold and no committee is needed in this regard.
He said, the discussions that are taking place regarding gold stored in Bangladesh Bank vault-are useless.
Recently a report was published in a national daily highlighting gold adulteration in Bangladesh Bank vault. Based on an investigation of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate the report said, the irregularities took place while experimenting 963 kg gold stored in Bangladesh Bank vault.
But Bangladesh Bank authority said, that gold is kept as usual. No adulteration took place. The difference in quality of gold was seen due to a classical mistake.