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230,000 loan defaulters in the country, Muhith tells parliament

  • Published at 12:23 am September 13th, 2018
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File photo of Finance Minister AMA Muhith addressing the parliament Focus Bangla

The minister placed the statistics and a list of top 100 loan defaulters in the House replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Pinu Khan (Women Seat-23)

There are 230,000 loan defaulters in the country and the amount of the classified loan stands at Tk1.31 crore in the banks and financial institutions.

Referring to the latest data (until June 2018) of the Credit Information Bureau (CIB) of Bangladesh Bank, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith informed parliament on Wednesday.

The minister placed the statistics and a list of top 100 loan defaulters in the House replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Pinu Khan (Women Seat-23).

According to the list, the top 10 loan defaulters include Mohammad Elias Brothers (PVT) Ltd, Quantum Power System Ltd, Remiex Footwear Ltd, Max Spinning Mills Ltd, Rubya Vegetable Oil Industries Ld, Rising Steel Ltd, Dhaka Trading House, Benetex Industries Ltd, Anowara Spinning Mills and Crescent Leather Products Ltd, reports UNB.

The Finance Minister also placed the list of 88 banks and financial institutions defaulting in loans.

As per the list, the amount of default loan is Tk18,662.973 crore in Sonali Bank, Tk14,840.270 crore in Janata Bank, Tk9,284.42 crore in Agrani Bank, Tk8,576.857 crore in Basic Bank, Tk5,076.433 crore in National Bank, Tk4,901.293 crore in Rupali Bank, Tk3,998.461 crore in Southeast Bank Ltd, Tk3,520.142 in Islami Bank (BD) Ltd and Tk3,458.070 crore in Prime Bank Ltd.