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LOANS & CREDITS June 19, 2020

Bangladesh: Enhancing Digital Government and Economy Project

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2020- The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved financing for the following project:

Enhancing Digital Government and Economy (EDGE) Project

IDA: $295 million (Scale Up Facility)

Project ID: P161086

Non-concessional Terms

Maturity: 34 years   Grace Period: 4 years

Project Description: The project will improve cybersecurity, build resiliency during future crises, and will enable the government to operate virtually to deliver critical public services to citizens and businesses. The project will create 100,000 jobs, with special focus on women, and train 100,000 youth in digital and disruptive technologies. To reduce vulnerabilities from the pandemic and prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the project will also help to digitalize small and medium enterprises and strategic industries.


Contacts

Washington
Yann Doignon
202-641-7447
ydoignon@worldbank.org
Dhaka
Mehrin Ahmed Mahbub
(880-2) 5566-7777
mmahbub@worldbank.org
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