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Banks to stay open in Dhaka cattle market areas July 8, 9

UNB . Dhaka
05 Jul 2022 20:01:35 | Update: 05 Jul 2022 20:07:16
Banks to stay open in Dhaka cattle market areas July 8, 9
Livestock for sale at Gabtoli cattle market in Dhaka on July 3 – TBP Photo

The Bangladesh Bank has instructed the scheduled banks to keep open their branches and sub-branches in nearby areas of cattle markets in Dhaka north and south city corporations on Friday (July 8) and Saturday (July 9).

The central bank set banking hours in these areas from 10:00am to 8:00pm to facilitate the sacrificial animals’ traders.

The Banking Regulation and Policy Department (BRPD) of BB on Tuesday issued a circular in this regard and sent it to the top executives of all the scheduled banks to take necessary measures.

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The circular stated that cattle traders are arriving in Dhaka from different parts of the country and banks have to arrange secured transfers of their money through banking service.

The Bangladesh Bank also instructed banks to set bank booths at the cattle markets to secure transactions of money.

The banks have been asked to maintain Covid-19 health guidelines at the bank booths as infections are increasing, the circular stated.