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Bangladesh receives 1.6-bln-USD foreign assistance in July- April

05-24-2010 08:30 BJT

DHAKA, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh received 1,638.159 million U.S. dollars as foreign assistance from the development partners for the first 10 months (July-April) of the current 2009-2010 fiscal year (July 2009 to June 2010).

Of the amount, 1,364.077 million U.S. dollars came as loan while 274.082 million U.S. dollars as grants, a source at the Bangladeshi Economic Relations Division was quoted as saying by private news agency UNB.

He said that of the amount, the Asian Development Bank provided 969.84 million U.S. dollars, the World Bank 283.65 million U.S. dollars, Japan provided 68.08 million U.S. dollars and the UN agencies provided 34.26 million U.S. dollars.

During the period, Bangladesh made repayment of 551.125 million U.S. dollars as principal and 158.766 million U.S. dollars as interest.

The development partners earlier made a commitment of providing 1,868.903 million U.S. dollars to Bangladesh till March of the current fiscal year.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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