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Bangladesh stands on strong economic base: BB governor

Update : 02 Dec 2015, 07:20 PM

Governor of Bangladesh Bank Atiur Rahman yesterday said Bangladesh now stands on a strong economic base as all the economic factors were steady.

Addressing a function of lying foundation stone of Bangladesh Bank’s Chittagong Human Resource and Management Development Institution, the governor said now the economy of the country was vibrant and steady.

The governor said: “We have become able to bring down the number of loan defaulters to 1% while the call money rate also dropped to 3% to 4% at the same time”.

“To encourage the investment, the 300 million dollars received from the Word Bank (WB) at 4% to 5% interest rate will be spent in the manufacturing sector”, said the BB governor.

The BB also hoped that the human resource institute would contribute to make creative leadership at the banking sector while the governor also announced to hold second banking fair in Chittagong city.

Costing Tk400 crore, the institute has been building on the 10 acres land at Nasirabad area in the city. Bangladesh Bank Chittagong’s Executive Director Md Mizanur Rahman chaired the programme. 

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