As of April 1, Tajikistan’s external debt amounted to $2.2843 billion, $2.1078 billion of which is state debt, according the Ministry of Finance (MoF) Secretariat.
Government-guaranteed debts amount to $23.3 million.
Debts of state-owned enterprises without government guarantees have reached $31.5 million.
The debts of the National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT) now amount to $12.6 million. Tajik central bank owes $108 million to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), $9 million to China and $4.6 million to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).
Meanwhile, Tajikistan intends to borrow another $215 million this year despite unsettled debts.
The national budget this year allocated about $140 million for the external debt service.
China remains Tajikistan’s largest creditor; China accounts for more than a half of Tajikistan’s external debt – about $1.2 billion.
Besides, Tajikistan owes $294 million to the World Bank (WB), $225 million to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), $110 million to the IsDB and $108 million to the IMF.
At the beginning of the year, the country’s external debt reportedly amounted to $2.2741 billion. (News.tj/Business World Magazine)