Palli Bidyut, bKash sign agreement

Business Desk

16 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Palli Bidyut, bKash sign agreement

Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board Secretary Md Asafuddowla and bKash Chief Commercial Officer Mizanur Rashid pose for a photo after signing an agreement in the capital recently.

From now, besides Palli Bidyut postpaid bills, customers can recharge their prepaid meter through bKash as well. Customers of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB), popularly known as Palli Bidyut, will be able to recharge meter 24/7 from anywhere of the country.

With this initiative, more than 27 million both postpaid and prepaid Palli Bidyut subscribers across the country can now pay their electricity bills with great convenience.

There will be no service charge for prepaid meter recharge for next six months.

To ensure hassle-free, affordable and safe bill payment experience for almost 1 million prepaid subscribers of Palli Bidyut all over the country, bKash, the largest mobile financial service provider has signed an agreement with BREB.

Md. Asafuddowla, Secretary of BREB and Mizanur Rashid, Chief Commercial Officer of bKash signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.

Md. Zahirul Islam, Member (Distribution and Management); Md. Mohiuddin Ahmed, Member (Planning and Development); Anjan Kanti Das, Additional Chief Engineer; Hedayatul Islam, Additional Chief Engineer; Hossain Patwari, Director (Finance) and Md. Fahim Uddin, Senior System Analyst from BREB, and SM Belal Ahmed, General Manager, Business Development; Abu Salah Md. Moinuddin, Manager and Tanvir Khan, Manager, Business Development from bKash were also present along with senior officials of both the organizations.

On July 2018, Palli Bidyut postpaid bill payment through bKash was initiated. More than 10 million customers in the last one year have paid their BREB postpaid bills through bKash.