Around of 1.2 million prepaid and postpaid subscribers of Dhaka Power Distributor Company (DPDC) now can pay their electricity bills through bKash from anywhere, anytime. Customers will also be able to check the bill amount from their bKash accounts.
The DPDC, bKash and Brac Bank, as the banking partner, signed an agreement at a hotel in Dhaka yesterday, the mobile financial service provider said in a statement. No service charge will be applicable in the first six months past the signing.
Md Asaduzzaman, company secretary of the DPDC, Mizanur Rashid, chief commercial officer of bKash, and Tarek Rifat Ullah Khan, head of corporate banking of Brac Bank, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective companies. Kamal Quadir, CEO of bKash, and Bikash Dewan, managing director of the DPDC, attended the signing ceremony.
Currently, around 27.5 million customers of large power distribution companies, including Palli Bidyut, Dhaka Electric Supply Company and Northern Electricity Supply Company, are able to pay their bills through bKash.