Bangladesh received foreign assistance amounting to US$24 billion from various countries and development partners in the last nine years.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith told it to the Parliament on Tuesday in reply to a starred question from Awami League MP Nurunnabi Chowdhury (Bhola-3), according to UNB.
"The disbursed amount of foreign assistance for the country's development works was US$ 24.16 billion from various countries and donor agencies from 2008-'09 fiscal year to 2016-'17 fiscal year".
Of the disbursed amount, US$ 18.6 billion was received as loan, while the remaining US$ 5.6 billion as donation, said the Finance Minister.
He said Bangladesh received the highest US$ 7.4 billion from IDA (World Bank) during the period, while US$ 6.2 billion from the Asia Development Bank (ADB), US$ 2.9 billion from Japan, US$ 1.8 billion 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 1.8 billion against the target of Tk 2.25 billion in the 2017-18 fiscal year.
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