Bangladesh is moving towards cashless society: Mustafa Jabbar

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said Bangladesh is moving towards a cashless society.

Mentioning that the country has achieved unimaginable success in the development of digital technology, he said that about 70 percent of Corona patients are receiving telemedicine services at home. Many countries have not been able to anticipate the growth that has taken place due to the digitization of all sectors of trade and commerce.

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The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration of ‘Payment Gateway of Desi Bhalobasi e-Commerce Wave site’, a joint venture of SME Foundation and Oracle, a multinational corporation related to computer technology, in the capital on Thursday night.

SME Foundation Chairman Prof. Shafiqul Islam, Director General of SME Foundation, presided over by Mahmudur Rahman and conducted by Mantasa Ahmed, a woman entrepreneur. Women entrepreneur Sunia Bashir Kabir and Oracle Country Manager Rubaba Dowla spoke.

Mentioning that the development of mobile financial services in the country is wonderful, Mustafa Jabbar said that the benefits of digital Bangladesh are now reaching the grassroots as well. Daily transactions have gone digital. In this case, the mobile phone is being used as a tool.

He said that in order to achieve full customer confidence by ensuring the quality of online products, the amount of cash on delivery or payment after receiving the product will be reduced in the case of digital commerce. The Minister also stressed the need to ensure the quality of products.

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