The Bangladesh Bank on Thursday (Apr 13) has asked banks to remain open, albeit on a limited scale, in industrial areas, including Dhaka city, during the public holidays from Apr 19 to 21. The central bank took the decision in order to facilitate payments of salaries, wages and festival allowances to garment workers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Other areas where the banking service will also be available are Ashulia, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar, Bhaluka, Narayanganj, and Chattogram.
Clients will be able to do banking between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Apr 19 and Apr 20. The banking hours will be between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Apr 21.
Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival for Muslims, is likely to be celebrated in Bangladesh either on Apr 22 or Apr 23, depending on sighting of the moon.