Vietnam’s disbursement of official development assistance (ODA) and concessional loans in the first seven months of 2019 reached US$1.226 billion, official data has shown. As of July 20, government debt payments were estimated at VND194.612 trillion (US$8.4 billion), of which VND164.491 trillion (US$7.1) was for domestic loans and the remainder was for foreign loans. In the last seven months, the government did not provide any guarantee on domestic and foreign loan projects. Loan principal payments were estimated VND22.442 trillion (US$965 million) and interest payment was VND6.846 trillion (US$294.3 million). For government-backed foreign loans, total withdrawals were VND4.903 trillion (US$210.8 million) while principal and interest payments were estimated at VND18.714 trillion (US$804.7 million).
Mar 21 2023