The official launching event was held at the Gulshan Branch of SHWAPNO & Banani Branch of Burger King Bangladesh on October 1, 2020. Managing Director of SSLCOMMERZ, Mr. Sayeeful Islam, Joint Director, Payment Systems Department of Bangladesh Bank, Mr. Mohammad Akhlasuddin, Head of Cards & Digital Banking of Eastern Bank Limited, and Senior Director, Business Development, South Asia of Visa, Mr. Soumya Basu were also present in the ceremony through video conference.
Mr. Shahzada Redwan, Director & CTO, Mr. Iftekhar Alam Ishaque, Deputy CTO of SSLCOMMERZ and Mr. Ahsan Ullah Chowdhury, Head of Cards & Digital Banking, Mr. Amin Md. Mehedi Hasan, Head of Digital Channels of Eastern Bank Limited were physically present during the launching ceremony.
In the inauguration program Mr. Sayeeful Islam, the Managing Director of SSLCOMMERZ, has said
“Today we are opening a new chapter in the history of Bangladesh by launching Bangla QR in pursuit of Digital Bangladesh vision of our Government. I believe QR payments will transform the society into a cashless one where even bills at the roadside tea stall can be paid digitally using QR. We are exulted to collaborate with Eastern Bank and Visa in this revolutionary initiative and with the support and guidance of Bangladesh Bank, we will bring in such new payment technologies which can benefit millions in our SME and MSE sector.”