Fri, Sat banking days in 59 districtsNew Age Online
Bangladesh Bank has asked all the banks to keep open their branches in 59 districts on Friday and Saturday, reported bdnews24.com.
The decision has been taken as the banks will be closed on Jan 5, the day Bangladesh will go to polls, the central bank’s assistant spokesperson FM Asaduzzaman said on Wednesday.
The directive will not apply to branches in five districts --- Jaipurhat, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur and Chandpur, he said.
A circular in this regard will be issued soon, Asaduzzaman added.
Cash and clearing operations will be conducted on these two days.
No polling will be held in the five districts since the candidates in these districts have been declared uncontested winners.
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