An open discussion on “SME Financing” organized by Pubali Bank Narayanganj Regional Office was held at Regional Office, Narayanganj recently.
Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank Nirmal Chandra Bhakta was present as Chief Guest while Managing Director and CEO of Pubali Bank Ltd. Helal Ahmed Chowdhury was present as Guest of Honour.
General Manager of Bangladesh Bank Md. Masum Patwary and Additional Managing Director of Pubali Bank M. A. Halim Chowdhury were present as Special Guests. Md. Belayet Hossain, DGM and Regional Manager of Narayanganj presided over the discussion.
In his speech Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank Nirmal Chandra Bhakta said, “Bangladesh Bank has taken various programs on SME sector as the central bank gives priority to this sector. All the Banks and NBFIs of the country are related to the programs. He said, “The amount of loan distribution in this sector is increasing every year. He thanked the bank authority for organizing such open discussion on “SME Financing” .
In his speech Managing Director of Pubali Bank Ltd. Helal Ahmed Chowdhury said, “SME sector is playing the most important role to boost up the economy of the country. This sector is contributing in Poverty eradication, creating new employment, empowering women and making new entrepreneurs”. He said, “Pubali Bank Ltd. is playing an important role by distributing loan to small and medium entrepreneurs on simple condition under the guideline of Bangladesh Bank”. He urged upon all the executives to keep close vigilance so that newly disbursed loans may not become overdue or classified.
General Manager of Pubali Bank Md. Shahnewaz Chowdhury and other Senior Executives of the bank were also present at the ceremony.