Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today told parliament that the country received $10,493 million as remittance till December of the current fiscal year.
“Till December of the current fiscal, over $10,493 million was remitted to the country,” she said while responding to a tabled question from Jatiya Party lawmaker Md Rustum Ali Faraji from Pirojpur-3 constituency.
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Mentioning that Bangladesh is a high remittance receiving country, the Leader of the House said despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, the remittances received in the financial years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 were US$ 24.77 and US$ 21.03 billion, respectively.
Highlighting various steps taken in the last few years to increase the flow of remittances, she said workers have been encouraged to send remittances through proper banking channels, which helped increasing the flow of remittances by sending more skilled workers.