The initiative of digital payment system for Bangladesh RMG workers has been rolled out by senior government officials in the country to provide financial security to workers.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been inked between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) at the latter’s office in Dhaka recently.
The signing ceremony was held in presence of ICT state minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak and BGMEA President Rubana Huq, Bangladesh Computer Council Executive Director Partha Pratim Dev and BGMEA Secretary Mohammad Abdur Razzak.
‘RMG Digital Wallet’ is a step towards government’s goal to go for a ‘Cashless Bangladesh’. Wage digitisation and enabling them to conduct digital transactions including online shopping, online bill payment, transaction among others.
The important feature of the e-wallet introduced is ‘credit profile’ which would allow garment workers to get bank loan during financial needs. Rubana said, “BGMEA is already negotiating with different commercial banks on the issue of loan for workers.” She also encouraged country’s mobile financial service providers like bKash to come forward to join the platform.
A pilot project would be taken to introduce RMG Digital Wallet within three months on a small scale.
The State Minister also revealed at the ceremony of an inter-operable platform for mobile financial services under development which would be a big boost for cashless society.
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