Per capita foreign debt now Tk 24,890: Kamal

Per capita foreign debt now Tk 24,890: Kamal

The per capita foreign debt of the citizens of Bangladesh is Tk 24,890 now, Finance Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal said today.

The minister said this in reply to a query from ruling Awami League MP Didarul Alam from Chittagong-4 in the parliament.

The question-answer session of parliament was tabled with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

The finance minister said the current foreign debt stood at $49,458 million.

According to the Bureau of Statistics, the total population of the country is $169.31 million. In this context, the per capita foreign debt is $292.11.

If one dollar is equivalent to Tk 85.21, it stands at Tk 24,890, the finance minister said.

Replying to another query from Didarul Alam, the Finance Minister said that the amount of loan agreements with various development partner countries or institutions till June 30 is $95,908.34 million.

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