As per the deal, the central bank and the specialized agriculture bank will implement the government’s ‘Ghare Phera Karmasuchi’ (return home programme).
Under the agreement, Bangladesh Bank will provide Tk 2 crore to BKB from which to provide loan of Tk 30,000-Tk 40,000 to each poor living in the urban slums to return to their village to build residential house and get rehabilitated through self-employment.
The programme is being run by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Bangladesh Bank executive director Mahfuzur Rahman and BKB managing director Abdus Salam signed the agreement on behalf of their respective side at a simple ceremony at Bangladesh Bank,
Addressing at the function, Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman said the main objective of the ‘Return Home Programme” is to provide home to each homeless people.
He said the central bank has been trying to implement various humanitarian programmes in the country’s banking sector from its obligation of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Dr Atiur said the Bangladesh Bank will provide more funds to the banks for implementing more such programmes like that of “Return Home’.