US$ 24bn received as foreign assistance in 9 yrs: Muhith

United News of Bangladesh . Sangsad Bhaban | Published: 00:16, Jul 04,2018

 
 

Bangladesh received foreign assistance amounting to US$ 24 billion from various countries and development partners in the last nine years, finance minister AMA Muhith told Parliament on Tuesday.
‘The disbursed amount of foreign assistance for the country’s development works was US$ 24,157.64 million (US$ 24.16 billion) from various countries and donor agencies from 2008-’09 fiscal year to 2016-’17 fiscal year,’ he said replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Nurunnabi Chowdhury (Bhola-3).
Of the disbursed amount, US$ 18,559.83 million was received as loan, while the remaining US$ 5,597.81 million as donation, said the finance minister.
He said Bangladesh received the highest US$ 7,361.68 million from IDA (World Bank) during the period, while US$ 6,183.24 million from the Asia Development Bank, US$ 2,957.59 million from Japan, US$ 1,830.04 million from UN agencies, US$ 993.27 million from China, US$ 455.22 million from IDB, US$ 416.65 million from Russia, US$ 350.73 million from South Korea and US$ 3,801.11 million from other countries and donor agencies.
In reply to another starred question from AL MP Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia (Reserved Seat-3), the minister said the amount of revenue collection was Tk 1,79,627.25 crore against the target of Tk 2,25,000 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

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