Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the digitization programs of the Bangladesh Bank on Saturday afternoon at a function at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.

As part of the vision to build a poverty-free, digital Bangladesh through automation and financial inclusion in the banking sector, the central bank took up the program, titled `Building Digital  Bangladesh: Initiatives by Bangladesh Bank’.

Finance minister AMA Muhith is also expected to be present at the function.
The prime minister will formally inaugurate at the function a total of 19 technology-based operations which Bangladesh Bank already launched on different occasions as part of its banking sector modernization and financial inclusion.

The new operations include Bangladesh Automated Clearing House, online CBI service, banking application, enterprise resource planning, e-tendering, e-recruitment, e-commerce, online dashboard reporting system, national payment systems, large loan monitoring software, import, export and remittance monitor, customer interest protection centre, agro-loan for sharecropper, mobile banking, school banking, and green banking.

The prime minister will also inaugurate the central bank’s initiative to collect arts and unveil the memorial coins and bank notes.

BBN/SSR/AD-27Apr13-11:53 am (BST)