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BB launches financial literacy project

  • Published at 04:22 am May 20th, 2013
BB launches financial literacy project

Bangladesh Bank Sunday launched a financial literacy project to bring a large community under the banking services.

Governor Dr Atiur Rahman inaugurated the project at a function at the Bangladesh Bank headquarters in Dhaka.

He said the concept of financial literacy spread across the world following the global financial crisis to ensure financial stability. Developing and developed nations have been working on financial literacy since then.

According to a statement the program has been designed by giving importance on the needs of the people, who still remain unbanked, including school and college going students, women, poor rural and urban people, and aged citizens.

The project also aims at bringing under the financial services the people who thinks they do not need to go to banks.

Bangladesh Bank is working for making a web link under this project to provide information about what people will have to do for getting the services.

It already started campaigning on detection of fake notes and prevention, drawing attention of non-resident Bangladeshis to dollar bonds and relaxation of the rules of foreign currency account opening.

Deputy Governor Shitanshu Kumar Shur Chowdhury, Executive Director Mahfuzur Rahman, and General Manager of Green Banking and CSR Department Khurshid Alam were present at the function.