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Biman embraces bKash payment

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national flag carrier, will now allow its customers to purchase tickets through the mobile payment system bKash.

A deal was signed in this regard on Monday, by Kamal Quadir, chief executive officer of bKash, and AM Mosaddique Ahmed, managing director and chief executive officer of Biman.

Among others, Maj Gen Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), chief external and corporate affairs officer, S Pervez Ahmed, head of corporate governance, legal and company secretary, Golam Anjumanarul Islam – head of business sales, Ahasanul Kabir, channel manager, business sales and Syed Naim Ahmed, account manager, business sales of bKash and Vineet Sood, chief financial officer, Shakil Meraj, general manager, public relations, Atiqur Rahman Chisty, general manager, marketing and sales, Salahuddin Ahmed, deputy general manager, pricing and Mohiuddin Ahmed, deputy general manager, central accounts of Biman Bangladesh were present at the signing ceremony held at the Biman Headquarters.

Launched in 2011, bKash is a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation of World Bank Group and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offering mobile financial services to the common people of Bangladesh.

-SAM

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