Banks to remain open Saturday for garment wage
Bangladesh Bank yesterday instructed the banks to keep their branches open on Saturday to help garment makers pay wages to workers and employees.
Banks have been asked to keep their branches open in the capital, Ashulia, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar, Narayanganj and Chittagong, where most of the country's garment factories are located.
The order from the central bank came following a request from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, the platform for the apparel makers.
The banks have also been told to ensure proper security of the branches to be kept open on the day, the central bank said in a statement.