Bangladesh extends central bank gov's term

March 15, 2013 at 6:26 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 15 (UPI) -- The government of Bangladesh extended the tenure of central bank Gov. Atiur Rahman by another three years, a senior official said.

"The government has given approval to the contractual appointment of the governor until he reaches the age limit for retirement at 65," said Shaikh Mohammed Wahid-uz-Zaman, principal secretary to the prime minister, praising Rahman's performance and competence.

The current term of Rahman, who has been at the helm of the Bangladesh Bank since 2009, ends April 30, the Bangladesh Daily Star reported.

Rahman is the 10th governor of the central bank.

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