Bangladesh is the seventh of eight South Asian countries to provide vaccines

 National Desk |  Thursday, October 7th, 2021 |  11:22 am
Bangladesh is the seventh of eight South Asian countries to provide vaccines
       

Bangladesh is at the bottom of the corona vaccination program in South Asian countries. Bangladesh ranks seventh out of eight countries in South Asia. Bangladesh is ahead of only Afghanistan. The World Bank’s ‘Turn Change: Digitization and Service-Based Development’ report, released on Thursday (October 8th), highlights this.

As of last September, only 14 out of every 100 people in Bangladesh have received one dose of vaccine. On the other hand, 80 percent of the people in Bhutan and Maldives have been given a second dose of the vaccine. Meanwhile, 15 percent of people in India have received the second dose of the vaccine.

In the context of Bangladesh, the report said, Bangladesh’s economy has been revolving since the second half of the fiscal year 2020-21. The country’s economy may recover in the future. However, it depends on the speed of vaccination.

According to the World Bank, Bangladesh’s economy is heading for high growth again after overcoming the Corona crisis. In the current financial year (2021-22), the gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to grow by 7.4 percent.

The agency estimates that Bangladesh’s GDP growth could increase further to 7.9 percent in the next fiscal year (2022-23).

In the national budget for the current financial year, the government has set a growth target of 7.2 percent for GDP.