A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed recently among the Local Government Division (LGD), UNDP supported Access to Information (A2I) Programme of the Prime Minister`s office and One Bank Ltd to introduce branchless mobile banking service in the rural communities. National Project Director of A2I Programme Nazrul Islam Khan, Joint Secretary of Local Government Division Shamima Nargis and Farman R. Chowdhury, Managing Director of ONE Bank signed the agreement at the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) in the city. Under the deal ONE Bank will introduce branchless mobile banking in 156 Union Parishads of Rangamati, Khagrachhori and Rajshahi districts. It will be a pilot project. The remaining "Union Information Service Centers (UISCs) will be brought under the programme gradually. All banking facilities including opening of bank account, cash withdrawal and depositing of money and receiving remittances will be available through the mobile banking. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Nazrul Islam Khan reaffirmed that the government is committed in building `Digital Bangladesh` as charted out in the Vision 2021. Farman Chowdhury described the signing of MOU as an epoch making step which will take banking facilities to the rural people and accelerate the pace of building digital Bangladesh.