Saturday, 2nd December, 2023
Saturday, 2nd December, 2023

Agreement signed to issue Sukuk

An agreement was signed today between the Finance Division and the Bangladesh Bank at the Finance Division conference room to issue Islamic bond “Sukuk”.

The Sukuk bond will be issued as per the “Bangladesh Government Investment Sukuk Guidelines, 2020.” According to the section 4 of that Guidelines, the Bangladesh Bank will act as the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) while the Finance Division will act as the trustee, said a Finance Ministry press release.

The Finance Ministry issued the guidelines on October 8 through a gazette notification.

According to the agreement, the SPV under the Bangladesh Bank will issue the Sukuk Bond by December 30.

The release said the Finance Division has undertaken the initiative to issue this Sukuk Bond in this month of victory marking the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman.

The shariah based bond Sukuk as a safe investment instrument of
Islamic banking system aims to create investment opportunities, to use
the liquidity of that sector as a source of financing for implementing
development projects, reducing risk through expanding government loan
portfolio, and thus saving cost.

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