Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2020-10-24 20:34:20 BdST
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal asked the global lender for the help in a virtual meeting with a World Bank delegation last Thursday, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
The discussions took place as a part of the annual meeting of the World Bank International Monetary Fund or IMF.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal
Kamal sought the additional fund for procurement, preservation, transportation and distribution of the vaccine under International Development Assistance or IDA19, which provides loans at the lowest interest rates, for 2020-21 fiscal year.
He also asked the World Bank to release $250 million on an emergency basis from the $500 million the lender pledged as part of efforts to help Bangladesh respond to and recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.