Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy will formally inaugurate Binimoy, an interoperable digital transaction platform (IDTP), at a city hotel at 10:30am Sunday. Bangladesh Bank Governor Abdur Rouf Talukder will preside over the session.
Binimoy is a breakthrough platform for establishing digital financial transactions, which is a timely initiative among the far-reaching steps taken by the government to build a digital Bangladesh initiative, said a press release on Saturday.
In recent years, the government has taken steps to make all bank, MFS operator and PSP accounts interoperable. It will facilitate transactions between consumers, merchants, PSPs, e-wallets, banks, financial institutions, government agencies and private organizations.
Binimoy will make all forms of financial transactions cost-effective, simple and transparent, including the payment of employee wages, the sending of remittances, the payment of taxes/VAT, the payment of utility bills and e-commerce transactions.
Binimoy is a web-based platform that will be integrated as a service into the apps of banks, mobile financial services and payment system providers. Velwire Limited, Microsoft Bangladesh, and Orion Informatics Limited collaborated on the development of the platform as part of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Academy (IDEA) programme of the ICT Division and Bangladesh Bank. Velwire Limited will uphold the responsibilities of Binimoy platform.
Bangladesh Bank in a notice last Thursday issued guidelines regarding the cost of Interoperable Digital Transaction Platform (IDTP).
As mentioned, sending money from bKash to Rocket will cost Tk5 (per thousand). And sending money from MFS services (bKash, Rocket etc.) to the bank (per thousand) will cost Tk10. On the other hand, sending money from MFS to Payment Service Provider (PSP) account will cost Tk5 per thousand.
It further informed that Interoperable Digital Transaction Platform-IDTP will be launched on Sunday and transactions will be available from Monday.