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World Bank’s 16 vehicles, passbooks summoned

MNA Editorial Desk: Customs Intelligence summoned sixteen cars of World Bank’s Bangladesh branch and those vehicles’ passbooks on charges of exploiting duty-free facilities.

Dr. Moinul Islam Khan, director general of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate, confirmed the news.

He said citizens of several countries including Koreans are working in Bangladesh branch of World Bank. They enjoyed the facility of using duty-free vehicles and were asked to use documents and passbooks for keeping records of their movements.

However, before leaving the country, the foreign employees of World Bank did not submit their cars, passbooks, and documents.

The Customs Intelligence Directorate requested the country director to assistance the authorities for probing the matter.

Since inception in 1944, the World Bank has expanded from a single institution to a closely associated group of five development institutions. Our mission evolved from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) as facilitator of post-war reconstruction and development to the present-day mandate of worldwide poverty alleviation in close coordination with our affiliate, the International Development Association, and other members of the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

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