The decision was taken to facilitate export earnings and foreign investment in the country
Banks have been asked to keep their branches open 24 hours a day, seven days a week in all port areas across Bangladesh.
The decision was taken to facilitate export earnings and foreign investment in the country, according to a circular the central bank issued on Tuesday.
The banks will have to keep branches located in sea ports, land ports and airports open 24 hours every day while ensuring adequate security, said the circular.
Banks have been asked to take necessary measures by discussing with port authorities and local administration to carry out the Bangladesh Bank’s directive.