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Bangladesh’s per capita foreign debt now Tk 24,890

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15 Sep 2021 14:10:11 | Update: 15 Sep 2021 14:10:11
Bangladesh’s per capita foreign debt now Tk 24,890
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal at the parliament. — UNB File Photo

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday said the per capita foreign debt of Bangladesh citizens is now Tk 24,890.

The minister revealed this information in parliament while replying to a tabled question from Awami League MP Didarul Alam from Chattogram-4.

Kamal said the current foreign debt now stands at $49,458 million.

According to the Bureau of Statistics, the total population of the country is 169.31 million. And, in that context, the per capita foreign debt is now $292.11. If one dollar is equivalent to Tk 85.21, it stands at Tk 24,890, the minister said.

Replying to another query from Didarul, he said the amount of loan agreements with various development partner countries and institutions is $95,908.34 million as of June 30.

Of the total amount, $59,458 million have been disbursed while $46,450.34 million are under the process of disbursement, he said.