The government has disbursed about Tk 268 crore as the fourth tranche to procure Chinese Covid-19 vaccines from Beijing Institute of Biological Products Company Limited.
Following the demand of the health department, the authority released the amount of money on conditions.
A letter signed by Faruq-Uz-Zaman, deputy secretary of the Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance revealed it on Wednesday (August 26).
With this disbursement, Bangladesh’s payments to Sinopharm stand around Tk 1059 crore or over 83% of the total amount of Tk 1,275 crore meant for buying 1.5 crore Chinese vaccines.
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