Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today informed the parliament that development partners and different entities of the United Nations have already disbursed around $1.5 billion to Bangladesh in order to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
The PM said there are possibilities of getting another $1.9 billion from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and France to face the crisis and for buying vaccines.
She made the comments while answering a query of a lawmaker. PM's answer was tabled at the beginning of the day's sitting at the House.
"Bangladesh has received enough response from the development partners to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic crisis," Hasina said.
She said that multilateral development banks and different entities of the United Nations had promised to give $1.817 billion. Of that, $1.640 billion was loan and rest grant.
Of the promised figure, they have disbursed $1.520 billion to Bangladesh, she added.