Parliament Correspondent: Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday told parliament that mobile-phone banking in Bangladesh now generates Tk 994 crore in daily transaction as the popularity of such banking method is increasing day by day among people.
The minister made the disclosure while replying to a question from treasury bench lawmaker Shamsul Haque Chowdhury (Chittagong-12) in the parliament.
Muhith said the total number of mobile-phone banking customers is 6.4 crore in the country.
“Of them, 3.6 crore are doing transaction actively through the banking method,” he said.
Responding to another query, the minister said Bangladesh received commitments of $14,612.18 million in foreign assistance from different countries and donor agencies in 2017-18 fiscal year.
Of the amount, $14,231.45 million was in loan while $380.73 million as donation, he said.
Muhith said the disbursement amount of the foreign assistance was $6,290.75 million in the fiscal year.
Of the disbursed amount, $5,910.12 million was in loan while $380.63 million as donation, he added.
risingbd/Dhaka/Sept 13, 2018/Asad/AI