NBR has big role to play to stop money laundering: Razzaque
The National Board of Revenue has a big role to play so that no businessman can launder money aboard, Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said today.
He made the comment at a seminar organised by the NBR at InterContinental Dhaka in the capital on the occasion of International Customs Day.
Digitisation has taken place in many areas of customs, but scopes are still there for more digitisation, the minister said.
Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem, chairman of the NBR, said he would like to change the negative mindset of the general people towards customs.
Once customs was considered only as a tool for revenue generation, but it is now playing a big role in the development of the local industry, he said.
Today, Bangladesh is observing International Customs Day as a member country of the World Customs Organisation with the theme of "Scaling up Customs Digital Transformation by Embracing a Data Culture and Building a Data Ecosystem".
The sectors that have the potential to attract new investments should be more active to find out new investors, said Md Jashim Uddin, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry.