Digital payment facilities will be available in six cattle markets under Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) to make transaction safe and easier.
In this regard, a piloting programme was inaugurated on Wednesday through setting up digital payment booths at Gabtoli, Basila, Aftabnagar, Bhatara, Kawla and Uttara Sector 17 at a function at a city hotel.
For the digital payment, card scheme operators, including master card, visa card and American express are working as payment partners in the cattle markets.
Six banks, including Bank Asia Limited, BRAC Bank Limited, Mutual Trust Bank Limited, Eastern Bank Limited, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and the City Bank Limited, while bKash Limited and Islami Bank M Cash are working together as mobile financial services provider. Charring the function, DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam said that the initiative titled ‘Smart Haat’ has been taken to stop snatching of money of farmers and farm owners.
“It is unacceptable that incidents like snatching the money of any farmer will be happened in the country when we are moving forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by completing mega project like Padma Bridge, metro rail and elevated expressway. We have taken the initiative of ‘Smart Haat’ to ensure safe transactions,” he said.
Digital number plates with QR code in rickshaws will be provided within next six months to make DNCC a smart one, Atiqul said adding digital car parking will start in DNCC area next month.
Talking over dengue issue, Atiqul said they have started conducting drive to check every roof garden by drone.