Staff Reporter, Dhaka : Workers of Beximco Industrial Park, receiving salary through bKash, can now purchase daily necessities at cheaper price than regular from the shop at the factory premises. Around 40,000 workers of the industrial park can avail this facility through bKash payment at ‘Apon Bazar’- a fair price shop installed at the factory premises with the initiative of Beximco, bKash and Apon Wellbeing.
In addition to purchasing products through bKash payment, workers can also enjoy a 5 percent cashback till March 31, 2023. They can avail a maximum of BDT 50 during this campaign.
The fair price shop for daily essentials will facilitate the workers to enjoy cashless transaction through bKash account. It will save their time and Cash Out cost as well. Besides, it will enable them to get habituated to secured and easy digital transactions.
The outlet of ‘Apon Bazar’ was inaugurated at the premises of Beximco Industrial Park on Sunday. K.M. Akram Hossain, Senior General Manager, Finance & Accounts and Khalid Shahrior, Head of HR & Compliance of Beximco Industrial Park; ATM Mahbub Alam, Head of Payroll Business of bKash and Saif Rashid, Managing Director of AponTech Ltd were present at the event.
For the benefits of the workers, fair price shops have been installed at the premises of different garments with the initiative of bKash in recent years. Under this initiative, around 30 fair price shops have been set up in different garment factories.
Currently, more than a million workers are receiving salary through bKash. Not only disbursing salary, bKash is also working on building a sustainable ecosystem of digital transactions for the RMG sector. In this regard, bKash is developing its merchant network in and around the labor-intensive areas, installing sanitary napkin vending machines for the female workers in the factories, facilitating insurance and other services for the workers. As a result, they are being able to better manage their finances digitally by utilizing the salary received through bKash.
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