In line with Bangladesh Bank's guidelines we plan to extend our stake in agriculture and agro based and eco-friendly projects. Accordingly, we have undertaken initiatives to offer agri-loan to marginal farmers under cluster arrangement. We have already included few villages under our branches’ area to enlist farmers and put them under bank's finance for farming or any other productive activities. Such project will be done under pilot scheme of 'ADARSHA GRAM' and this will certainly help alleviate poverty among those who are at the marginal level and have least or no access to bank's finance.
While doing ethical business, we have not lost sight of our commitment to the society that we belong. We proactively take on various state run activities by way of giving financial contribution and at times we undertake our own CSR projects that are solely for disadvantaged groups in our society. Besides, we offer scholarship and other financial assistance to poor but meritorious students particularly in rural areas.
At the end, on behalf of the Board of Directors and on my own behalf, I would like to thank our valued customers and shareholders for their continued support.
I greatly acknowledge our customers' trust and confidence in the bank and hard work, dedication and loyalty of our employees. I extend my gratitude to all the members of the Board, statutory bodies and Bangladesh Bank for their continued support and guidance.
May Allah guide us for prosperity and well being of the bank in the days to come.
Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed