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Japan takes the lead in providing development funding to Bangladesh

Japan Leads in Foreign Aid Disbursement Amid Tough Times

In the midst of tough times facing Bangladesh due to a forex crunch, foreign financiers have stepped up to provide much-needed assistance to the country. Among these financiers, Japan has emerged as a key player, releasing the highest amount of assistance among all foreign partners in recent months.

According to official data, Japan disbursed a whopping US$1.66 billion worth of assistance to Bangladesh during the first 10 months of the outgoing financial year. This amount surpassed the disbursements made by other major development partners such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

Japan’s commitment to supporting Bangladesh’s development projects is evident in its funding of mega-infrastructure projects such as the MRT-01, MRT-05, and MRT-06, as well as the construction of the rail bridge over the Jamuna and the third terminal at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been instrumental in providing financial support for these projects, with commitments totaling billions of dollars. Not only is Japan the largest bilateral donor to Bangladesh, but it also offers the lowest interest rates on its loans, making it an attractive partner for the country.

Overall, Japan has provided over $31.84 billion in financial support to Bangladesh since its independence in 1971, further solidifying its position as a key ally in the country’s development journey.

As Bangladesh continues to navigate challenging economic conditions, the support of foreign financiers like Japan will be crucial in driving growth and prosperity for the nation.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as financial advice. The content is based on general research and may not be accurate, reliable, or up-to-date. Before making any financial decisions, it is recommended to consult with a professional financial advisor or conduct thorough research to verify the accuracy of the information presented. The author and publisher disclaim any liability for any financial losses or damages incurred as a result of relying on the information provided in this article. Readers are encouraged to independently verify the facts and information before making any financial decisions.

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