The Daily News Online Desk | Published: January 29, 2023 17:12 PM | Update: January 29, 2023 1712 PM
Nagad, a mobile financial service of the Bangladesh Post Office, has received the “Posts and Telecommunications Award 2023” for its outstanding contributions to digital innovations in Bangladesh’s mobile financial service industry.
Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar handed over the award to Muhammad Solaiman, director of Corporate Communications at Nagad, and Muhammad Zahidul Islam, head of Public Communications at Nagad, at the Digital Bangladesh Mela-2023 yesterday.
The expo aimed at showcasing IT and IT enabled services (ITES) products and services in Bangladesh, held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, said a press release today.
Speaking at the award-giving ceremony as the chief guest, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said, “Nagad has brought a revolution in the mobile financial market through many customer-friendly innovations, especially its easy account opening process through e-KYC on Smartphone or by simply dialing *167# on basic phones.”
“This mobile money service of the Postal Department has shown the innovative power that we are talking about. That is why we have honoured it,” he noted.
After receiving the award, Muhammad Solaiman said, “Winning any award is a matter of great pride. It also is an achievement for the entire country. Nagad always wants to stay beside people with new customer-centric innovations and affordable services.”
Posts and Telecommunications Secretary Abu Hena Morshed Zaman presided over the concluding ceremony of the three-day “Digital Bangladesh Mela 2023”, while BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder and Rezwan Ahamed Taufiq, member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministry, were present at the event as special guests.
Alongside stalls of different organisations, there was an attractive stall of Nagad at the fair. People of different strata thronged the stall and enquired about the different features and services of Nagad.
The Posts and Telecommunications Division introduced the Posts and Telecommunications Award 2023 this year for the first time.