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Bangladesh Bank to award highest remittance senders

  • Published at 08:33 am November 26th, 2013

Governor Dr Atiur Rahman announced it while launching a database for the non-residential Bangladeshis (NRBs) in the central bank office in Dhaka on Monday.

“We will honour 10 highest remittance senders every year,” he said.

The database aims to make the NRBs have access to the country’s financial services.

“We have taken an initiative to start database in order to bring NRBs under financial inclusion so that we can fulfill their any financial service demand,” said Dr Atiur Rahman.

He said the remittance sent by expatriates from different countries play a big role in the country’s economy. Although the remittance inflow has risen, the expatriates cannot invest their money in the home country, said governor.

“The expatriates’ money are being spent mostly in the non-productive sector.”

Dr Atiur hoped that the inclusion in the newly created database, the NRBs will have a proper guide to make investment in the productive sector. With the help of the database, NRBs could be served regarding matters such as investment. They can also seek advices on investment and other information through emails.