Next step of digital Bangladesh is cashless society: Sajeeb Wazed
Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said that the next step of digital Bangladesh is developing a cashless society to ensure transparency, accountability and mobility in financial transactions.
"The next dream of digital Bangladesh is to develop a cashless society. The blaze service is a part of the cashless society," Sajeeb Wazed said while inaugurating the blaze service as the chief guest at a virtual function.
State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Bangladesh Bank Deputy Governor Jamal Ahmed joined the function as special guests while Chairman of Sonali Bank Board of Directors, Ziaul Hasan Siddiqui, gave the concluding remarks.
CEO and Managing Director of Sonali Bank Limited, Md Ataur Rahman Prodhan, delivered the welcome speech.
In his speech, Joy said under the bold leadership and direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has achieved significant success in the development of IT sector in the last 12 years as part of developing a "Digital Bangladesh".
Information technology has changed people's lives and the economy around the world and the current situation caused by the Covid-19 epidemic has multiplied the need and importance of information technology, he added.
The blaze service, a joint initiative of Sonali Bank, Homepay and ITCL, will reduce the tendency of sending money through "hundi" and will further increase the country's foreign exchange reserves, official sources said.
Through the service, expatriate Bangladeshis from any part of the world will be able to send their hard-earned money to the country easily and safely within just five seconds.