Per capita foreign debt Tk 24,890
The per capita foreign debt of the citizens of Bangladesh is Tk 24,890 now, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said yesterday. The minister said this in reply to a query from ruling Awami League MP Didarul Alam from Chittagong-4 in the parliament.
The finance minister said the current foreign debt of the country stood at $49.45 billion.
According to the Bangladesh 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 partners or institutions till June 30 is $95.90 billion.
Of the total amount, $59.45 billion has been disbursed while disbursement of $46.45 billion is under process.