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ADB to provide Bangladesh with $940 million to purchase vaccines 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:35 PM, 23 February 2021  

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ADB Bangladesh Country Director Manmohan Parkash today said that they will provide Bangladesh with $940 million as assistance to purchase Covid-19 vaccines.  

Mr. Manmohan Parkash made the remarks in a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhaban on Tuesday. 

MM Imrul Kayes, prime minister's assistant press secretary, confirmed the matter in press conference after the courtesy call. 

MM Imrul Kayes said, "The ADB country director lauded the government measures relating to vaccinating the people. He motioned that  Bangladesh is one of the three countries in Asia which are successfully conducting the Covid-19 vaccination campaign." 

“To help expedite the economic recovery from the pandemic, ADB is discussing with the government a proposal for $940 million in assistance from ADB’s APVAX Facility for Bangladesh’s vaccine program,” Imrul Kayes added. 

During the meeting, the prime minister informed Manmohan Parkash that her government has been attaching priority to constructing Dhaka-Barisal-Patuakhali-Payra rail lines.