BKB collects Tk 474.35cr from borrowers on Halkhata | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 20, 2018

BKB collects Tk 474.35cr from borrowers on Halkhata

Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) collected Tk 474.35 crore from its borrowers as part of a centuries-old “Halkhata” tradition, which is the opening of new accounts on arears being cleared marking the beginning of a Bangla calendar year.

The bank arranged the event at all of its 1,031 branches on April 12, when 1,29,581 borrowers paid the amount, the bank said in a statement. New loans amounting to Tk 390 crore were disbursed among 26,470 borrowers the same day.

BKB Chairman Mohammad Ismail and Managing Director Md Ali Hossain Prodhania expressed gratitude to all customers, well-wishers and employees.

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