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POST TIME: 11 September, 2019 09:09:26 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 11 September, 2019 09:10:28 PM
PM opens Community Bank Bangladesh operations
STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka

PM opens Community Bank Bangladesh operations

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives a crest from Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary at the inaugural ceremony of commercial operation of the Community Bank Bangladesh Limited at Ganabhaban in the capital yesterday. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inaugurated the commercial operation of the Community Bank Bangladesh Limited, 4th bank of disciplinary forces.

It is the 59th scheduled bank of Bangladesh.

The premier opened the bank through a video conference from her official residence Ganabhaban that morning.

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

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 licence on November 1 in 2018 to start its operation with the paid up capital of Tk 400 crore.

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.

PM’s Political Adviser H T Imam, Lawmaker Md Habibe Millat, Chief Coordinator on

SDG Affairs of the Prime Minister Office (PMO) Md Abul Kalam Azad, PMO Secretary

Sajjadul Hassan, PM’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.