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

This file photo shows finance minister Mustafa Kamal presents the national budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year in the parliament on 3 June 2021

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 parliament member Didarul Alam from Chittagong-4 constituency.

The finance minister 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 Alam, he said the amount of loan agreements with various development partner countries and institutions is $ 95,908.34 million as of 30 June.

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