RDB Bank relocates Thirappane branch to its own building

Minister Kabir Hasim accepting the first transaction
Minister Kabir Hasim accepting the first transaction

Regional Development Bank (RDB),the premier and the fastest growing state-owned development bank in the island relocated its Thirappanae Branch to a more spacious and a conveniently accessible location at No.251, Kandy Road, Thirappane,in a bid to provide a better and modern service experience to customers in the area.

With the relocation of its branch, RDB renewed its genuine banking relationship with ndividuals and businessmen in the area, opening its doors to aspiring entrepreneurs to benefit from the banks many customized financial facilities and advisory services.

Minister of Public Enterprises Kabir Hashim was the chief guest at the opening together with Minister of Women and Children AffairsChandrani Bandara, Minister of Rural Economic Affairs P. Harison, parliamentarians in the area, provincial council members and other distinguished guest of the North Central Province.

Minister Hashim pointed out the importance of locating RDB’s branch in a place such as Thirappane due its role in developing the SME and microindustries in the rural areas.

He commended the important role played by the RDB so farfor providing financial assistance to the less privileged population in the provinces and loans with concessionary interest rates to entrepreneurs at the village level.

The Minister also visited a few dairy farmers in the area funded by the RDB and a few microindustries. He also made a special visit to the Upuldeniya (in Mihinthale) warehouse complex constructed with aid from the World Bank under the guidance of the Ministry of Finance and managed by the RDB.

This warehouse complex could hold 5,000MT of grain when it is in full capacity. The minister commended the RDB for undertaking such projects especially in the areas where other financial institutions or banks have not gone into and where the rural masses and the farmers could get the maximum benefits and prices for their products.

 


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