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The Cabinet has fixed office hours for all banks from 9:00am to 4:00pm, effective from Wednesday (24 August) as part of the government’s austerity measures to save power amidst the existing fuel oil crises

This was decided at a cabinet meeting on Monday with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Cabinet secretary Khandkar Anwarul Islam disclosed the decision at a press conference at the secretariat after the meeting.

He said the Bangladesh Bank governor was also present at the meeting and the governor informed the meeting that banking hour will be from 9:00am to 4:00pm.