Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday (Sept 11) inaugurated the commercial operation of the Community Bank Bangladesh Limited fulfilling the long-cherished demand of the police.
The premier opened the bank through a video conference from her official residence Ganabhaban this morning.
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 license on November 1 in 2018 to start its operation with the paid-up capital of Taka 4 billion.
It 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.
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.