31 Dec 2023, 18:20

bKash receives 'NRB Day Award 2023'

DHAKA, Dec 31, 2023 (BSS) - bKash has been chosen for the 'NRB Day Award 2023' on the first National Expatriate Day in the Financial Services Provider sector.

The award was given to the country's largest Mobile Financial Services (MFS) provider for its contribution to ensuring easy, safe and time-saving digital transactions for everyone, said a press release.

On behalf of bKash, the award was received by Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), Chief External & Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash. The 'NRB Day Award' was given to the seven best entrepreneurs and enterprises who returned from abroad and contributed to various sectors including education, health, industry, technology, financial services, agriculture and culture.

On the occasion of National Expatriate Day on Saturday, the award was handed over by the chief guest, Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen, Dr Ahmed Munirus Saleheen, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Expatriates; Welfare and Overseas Employment; Iwama Kiminori, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh; Dr Atiur Rahman, Professor Emeritus, University of Dhaka and ME Chowdhury Shamim, Founder and President, Scholars Bangladesh Foundation and Centre for NRB Foundation were also present in the programme.

Alongside various financial services, bKash has been catering remittance services for expatriates across the world.

 Currently, they can send money from 90 countries through 86 Money Transfer Organisations (MTO) via settlement in 22 commercial banks, reaching their loved ones' bKash accounts instantly.