Introduce E-payment gateway
Bangladesh Bank would introduce E-Payment Switch and E-Payment Gateway soon to make financial transitions easier, BB Governor Dr Atiur Rahman said yesterday.
“The central bank will introduce E-payment Switch with World Bank fund and E-payment Gateway will be set up with our own financing,” he said while addressing the launching programme of web portal ‘Akhoni.com’, a digital marketing and e-commerce website, at a hotel in Dhaka.
Through using the website, visitors will be able to get discounts from popular businesses and services which include restaurant, hotel, theatre, fashion house, internet service, transport, beauty parlor, saloon and others.
Customers can sign up to get regular deal alert through their e-mail free of cost. They can receive the deal voucher instantly on their web browser and through e-mail by making payment instantly using VISA, MasterCard and DBBL Nexus card or can also choose to book the deal online and pay cash when the coupon is delivered to their home. In that case, customers will have to show the voucher at the merchant location to enjoy the offer.
Speaking as chief guest Dr Atiur hoped that the online marketing website benefit the youngsters to market their products.
Shameem Ahsan, CEO of Akhoni.com, said, “At the age of E-commerce revolution, formation of Akhoni.com is not just a mere need of time. We believe that the website will be the medium for a more competent Bangladesh.”
Former Presidents of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) A Towhid, Habibullah N Karim, Swroar Alam and Rafiqul Islam Rowly, among others, were present on the occasion.
News: Daily Sun/ Bangladesh/ Jun-12-2011