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Bangladesh still aims Cashless Economy





Prime minister’s ICT Affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy Wednesday said that the next step of digital Bangladesh is building a cashless society to ensure transparency, accountability and mobility in financial transactions.

“The next dream of digital Bangladesh is to make a cashless society. The blaze service is a part of the cashless society,” he 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 the Sonali Bank Board of directors Ziaul Hasan Siddiqui gave the concluding remarks.

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