Dhaka, Ctg banks work on Jul 2619 July 2014 bdnews24.com
The central bank has asked all scheduled banks to keep their branches open in Dhaka, its adjacent areas, and Chittagong on July 26, a weekend holiday.
The central bank gave the instruction in a circular sent out to the chief executives of the banks on Thursday following a request by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
The decision is aimed at enabling the payment of wages, salaries and allowances to readymade garment industry workers and employees ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Eid may be celebrated on Jul 30, subject to the sighting of the moon.
The places where banks have to remain open on Jul 26 are Dhaka city, Ashulia, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar, Narayanganj and Chittagong.
Bangladesh Bank also asked the banks to ensure 'adequate security' of the branches that day.
The central bank has suggested paying bank officers and employees for working on a weekend holiday.