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PM opens commercial operation of Community Bank Bangladesh

  • Published at 12:41 pm September 11th, 2019
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File photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the mass reception organized by the Bangladesh community living in Brunei Darussalam at the Empire Hotel and County Club on Sunday, April 21, 2019 Focus Bangla

The bank got its license on November 1, 2018 to start its operation with the paid up capital of Tk400 crore

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the commercial operation of the Community Bank Bangladesh Limited fulfilling the long cherished demand of police.

The prime minister opened the bank through a video conference from her official residence Ganabhaban this morning on Wednesday. 

The vision of the bank, which belongs to ownership of Bangladesh Police Welfare Trust, is to reach out to the members of different communities with innovative banking services.

The bank got its license on November 1, 2018 to start its operation with the paid up capital of Tk400 crore.

It is set to start its operation with six branches — two in Dhaka’s Gulshan and Motijheel areas, and one each at Agrabad in Chittagong, Shreepur Mauna in Gazipur, Panchabati in Narayanganj and Noapara in Habiganj.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and Secretary of Public Security Division of Home Ministry Mustafa Kamal Uddin, among others, spoke on the occasion.

Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman conducted the function while Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary made a video presentation on the Community Bank Bangladesh.

The prime minister’s Political Adviser HT Imam, lawmaker Md Habibe Millat, Chief Coordinator on SDG Affairs of the Prime Minister Office (PMO) Md Abul Kalam Azad, PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan, the prime minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Outgoing Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Miah and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Benazir Ahmed were also present.

The premier later exchanged views with police personnel stationed at Rajarbagh Police Auditorium and Community Bank, Gulshan Branch, through the video conference.