The Postal department’s mobile financial service ‘Nagad’ announced a partnership with Bangla Academy, the first state-run institution dedicated to the study, research, and promotion of the Bengali language.
Under this agreement, book enthusiasts will be able to purchase books from Bangla Academy and make payment for the executive council’s annual membership fee through Nagad, according to a press release.
Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Post Office and Nagad Limited inked an agreement in this regard on Wednesday.
Md Siraz Uddin, director general of the Bangladesh Postal Department; A H M Lokman, secretary (Joint Secretary) of Bangla Academy; Md Shafayet Alam, executive director of Nagad, among others, were present.
“The agreement between Nagad and Bangla Academy will play a vital role. Especially, in delivering books to people in remote areas,” said Mohammad Nurul Huda, director general of Bangla Academy.
Through this agreement, the bills of Bangla Academy’s sales and marketing section can now be paid via Nagad.
The customers and publishers from across the country will be able to use their Nagad wallets to pay for any books purchased from Bangla Academy.
Moreover, under this deal, around 5,000 members of the Executive Council of Bangla Academy can pay their annual membership fees through Nagad.
This agreement will also ease the payment process at Amar Ekushey Book Fair, it read.