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MoU signed to set up village digital booth in the country

MoU signed to set up village digital booth in the country

The ‘Ekpay’, payment aggregator platform of Aspire to Innovate (a2i), and Zaytoon Business Solutions are going to work together to set up ‘Village Digital Booth’ across the country to ease the financial services for the marginalized community people. The a2i and Zaytoon Business Solutions on Tuesday (Jan 17) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard at a function at a city hotel. a2i Project Director (joint secretary) Dr Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir and Zaytoon Business Solutions Chairman Md Arfan Ali signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides. The information was revealed at a press conference at the hotel after the MoU signing ceremony, said a press release.

Under the MoU, the Ekpay will provide technical and overall support for setting up a ‘Village Digital Booth’ in every village aimed at building the ‘SMART Bangladesh’ and advancing the financial inclusion programme for the marginalized people. 

Speaking at the press conference, a2i Project Director Dr Dewan said that the village booth will facilitate the underprivileged people with financial services as well as help attain the Sustainable Development Goals. It will accelerate the country's financial service related activities and play a vital role in strengthening the country’s economic system, he added.

According to the a2i officials, the people could avail all sorts of financial services, including like paying utility bills, receiving government allowances under the social safety net programme, education fees and e-ticketing, through the ‘Village Booth’.

Zaytoon Business Solutions Managing Director Akber Hossain, Head of a2i Digital Financial Services and Digital Center Md Tohurul Hasan and other senior officials of a2i and Zaytoon Business Solutions were present at the function.