Banks to remain open Friday, Saturday

Banks have been asked to continue operation on Friday (22 May) and Saturday (23 May) in the industrial areas to facilitate payment of wages to garment workers before Eid and also continue export import transactions, reports UNB.

Bangladesh Bank gave the directive to the banks through a circular issued by its department off-site supervision.

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The areas where banks will remain open include Dhaka City, Ashulia, Gazipur, Savar, Narayanganj and Chattagram.

The bank branches will remain open from 10:00am to 12:30pm for transaction and also up to 1:00 pm for other activities on Friday while the transactions will be running from 10:00am to 2:30pm and other activities til 3:30 pm on Saturday, said the central bank.