Speakers at a workshop on Saturday stressed supporting policy makers by facilitating essential financial services and injecting required liquidity for revitalizing the economy.
They said eisting business to be continued under strict surveillance integrating preparedness as part of ongoing business strategy.
The discussion workshop was held at the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) on Saturday with Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Director General of BIBM in the chair.
Experts also said addressing contamination risk of Covid -19 must be at the top in line with national priority.
A paper titled ‘Economic, Monetary and Financial Sector Implications of Covid-19: Preparedness of Banks in Bangladesh’ was presented in the Workshop by Dr. Shah Md. Ahsan Habib, Professor & Director (Training) of BIBM.
A good number of participants including senior bank executives, academicians, media representatives, faculty members of BIBM took part in the Facebook live discussion workshop.
Professor Barkat-e-Khuda, Dr.Muzaffer Ahmed Chair Professor of BIBM; Anis A. Khan, Former Managing Director of Mutual Trust Bank Limited; Md. Ali Hossain Prodhania, Managing Director of Bangladesh Krishi Bank Limited; Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Managing Director & CEO of Mutual Trust Bank Limited; Faruq Mainuddin Ahmed, Managing Director & CEO of Trust Bank Limited; Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Country Chief Officer of Standard Chartered Bank; Dr. Prashanta Kumar Banerjee, Professor & Director (RD&C) of BIBM; Md. Mohiuddin Siddique, Professor & Director (DSBM) of BIBM; Md. Nehal Ahmed, Professor of BIBM spoke among others at the event.