Thirty-five individuals and organisations, including five commercial banks, have been awarded the ‘Bangladesh Bank Remittance Award-2016’.
They have got the award for sending home the highest amount of remittance, investing bonds and playing a vital role to receive the remittance.
State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan handed over the award at a function at Bangla Academy’s Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad auditorium in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Financial Institutions Division Senior Secretary M Eunusur Rahman and BB Governor Fazle Kabir attended the function as special guests with BB Deputy Governor Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury in the chiar.
MA Mannan thanked the Non Resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) and banks for playing a vital role in Bangladesh’s economy and urged them to play more roles to increase the remittance inflow of the country.
Twenty one remitters received the award under the highest remittance sender category while five NRBs received for investing in the bond.
Four NRBs exchange houses owners, like Placid NK Corporation of USA, National Exchange Company SRL of Italy, NEC Money Transfer of UK and Sunman Global Express Corp of USA also got the award.
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL), Standard Charted Bank, Agrani Bank Limited, Sonali Bank Limited and Janata Bank Limited received the award under the highest remittance receiver commercial bank category.
source – BSS