MoPFI discusses COVID-19 vaccine purchase plan with WB

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Union Minister U Soe Win discusses with WB Country Director about US$12 billion additional financing aid to Myanmar on 26 November.  PHOTO: MNA

Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win held a videoconference with Ms Mariam Sherman, the World Bank Country Director for Myanmar, and officials yesterday.
At the meeting, the country director discussed the approval of World Bank on 13 October to give US$12 billion additional financing aid to Myanmar for purchasing COVID-19 vaccine under the Global COVID-19 Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA), possible means to acquire the vaccine, $60 million for Myanmar under the IDA 19, and 3 ways to receive the vaccine for 20 per cent of the country’s population.
The Union Minister raised queries to the discussions.
Deputy Minister U Sett Aung and Dr Min Ye Paing Hein, the permanent secretary and officials took part in the discussions. –MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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