Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the World Bank to provide assistance to help the forcibly displaced Rohingyas who fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar following persecution.
However, the minister did not confirm the amount of WB assistance. The matter will be decided after a delegation team of the WB visits Bangladesh.
AMA Muhit held a meeting with World Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kristalina Georgieva and Vice President of South Asia Region Annette Dixon in the first day of World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual conference in Washington, DC on Wednesday.
World Bank delegation will travel to Bangladesh ‘soon’, the minister said after a meeting with top World Bank officials at the organisation’s headquarters in Washington on Wednesday.
World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva has expressed her support to Bangladesh for the humanitarian assistance it has provided to the refugees.
The International Development Agency (IDA), a partner organization of the World Bank, has formed a new fund called the ‘Refugee Fund’. The money will be spent for the refugees around the world. Any country can receive a loan up to USD40 crore for three years with interest. Moreover, the WB can give donation from the fund.
BDST: 1720 HRS, OCT 12, 2017