Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Former Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Atiur Rahman sees the e-commerce has becomes popular gradually in the country after providing policy support by the central bank.
“Though e-commerce has already gained ground in the country, but still a long way to go,” Dr. Rahman said while speaking at a book launching programme held at the Business Studies Faculty of Dhaka University in the capital on Sunday.
The senior professor of the country’s oldest public university said there would be distrust of e-banking if easy Internet access, proper knowledge about IT and secured transactions from hackers’ attack are not ensured for people.
The central bank of Bangladesh implemented a number of projects under the leadership of Dr. Rahman to facilitate e-banking and e-commerce in Bangladesh from 2009 to 2015.
“The e-commerce has been jumped in 2013 first in Bangladesh following policy supports, provided by the BB,” the former governor explained.
Dr. Rahman, who is also widely known for his pro-poor slogan and as a visionary for financially inclusive society, has worked for achieving sustainable economic growth through boosting financial inclusion initiatives across the country.
Chairman of Department of Banking and Insurance and Dean of Faculty of Business Studies Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam is the author of the book titled “E-Banking & E-Commerce”.
In a first public meeting after resigning from the central bank on March 15 last, the former governor praised the author for time-befitting book.
Speaking as the chief guest, Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique said people invented e-commerce and e-banking to save time. Time is currency nowadays.
He hoped that the book will help the students understand e-commerce and e-banking properly. “The 586-page book covered almost everything about e-commerce and e-banking.”
Former University Grants Commission Chairman Dr AK Azad Chowdhury said e-commerce will play a pivotal role in development of the country.
Director General of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed said Bangladesh is a populous country. There is an immense potential to thrive e-commerce in Bangladesh.
Chairman of ACI Limited M Anis-Ud-Dowla and DU Pro-VC Nasrin Ahmed also spoke at the function.

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