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LOANS & CREDITS April 3, 2020

Bangladesh: COVID-19 Emergency Pandemic Preparedness and Response Project

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2020- The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved financing for the following project:

COVID-19 Emergency Pandemic Preparedness and Response Project 

IDA: $100 million

Term: 30 year Grace Period: 5 years

Project ID: P173757

Project Description: The project will provide immediate support to Bangladesh to detect, contact trace, and treat COVID-19 cases. It will also support screening at health facilities and points of entries in the country, as well as upgrade selected health facilities and laboratories to detect, manage and treat suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases. The project will also equip designated laboratories with COVID-19 trained staff, and will help set up new isolation wards and ramp up intensive care units in designated hospitals. It will also provide personal protective equipment, medical equipment including ventilators, and medicines.


Elena Karaban
(202) 473-9277
Mehrin Ahmed Mahbub
(880-2) 5566-7777