Dhaka, Sept 13 (UNB) – Mobile-phone banking generates some Tk 994 crore transactions on average a day as such banking method is getting popular day by day in the country.
Replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury (Chattogram-12), Finance Minister AMA Muhith came up with the statistic in Parliament on Thursday.
He said the total number of mobile-phone banking customers is 6.4 crore. “Of them, 3.6 crore are doing transactions actively through the banking method.”
Responding to another starred question from ruling party MP AKM Rahmatullah, the minister said Bangladesh received commitments of $14,612.18 million foreign assistance from different countries and donor agencies in 2017-18 fiscal year.
Of the amount, $14,231.45 million was loan while $380.73 million donation.
Muhith said the disbursed amount of the foreign assistance was $6,290.75 million in the fiscal year.
Of the disbursed amount, $5,910.12 million was as loan while $380.63 million as donation.