Banks cash and clearing activities will remain open on the weekly holidays of Friday and Saturday to facilitate transactions ahead of the general election.
The bank branches located in 59 districts across the country will remain open on the days, except five districts – Joypurhat, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur and Chandpur, said a circular Bangladesh Bank issued yesterday.
The branches in the 59 districts will, however, remain closed on the day of election (Sunday) to facilitate bankers franchise their votes.
The bank branches located in the five districts have been asked to remain open on Sunday to facilitate transactions and take necessary steps for keeping adequate fund. But clearing activities of the banks in the districts will remain close on the day.