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Bank branches at RMG industrial areas to remain open on Apr 5-7

Bank branches at RMG industrial areas to remain open on Apr 5-7

Branches of the scheduled banks in the readymade garments (RMG) industrial areas will remain open on Apr 5-7 to facilitate payment of garment workers' salary, Eid bonus, allowances and export-import activities. Bangladesh Bank on Sunday (Mar 31) gave the directive to the scheduled banks through a circular.

The central bank has asked banks to continue operation before Eid-ul-Fitr in the branches located near garment industrial areas in Dhaka city, Ashulia, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar, Bhaluka, Narayanganj and Chattogram ensuring adequate security.

As per the central bank's instruction, the central bank has fixed office hours from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Apr 5, and 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. for Apr 6 and 7.

However, people will be allowed to make banking transactions from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Apr 5 and from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Apr 6 and 7.

For bank staff, there will be a break of 45 minutes from 1 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. on Apr 5 for Jumma prayer, and a break of 15 minutes from 1.15 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. for Zuhr prayers.