Official sources said the central bank is releasing the new notes as part of its market management as it thinks there will be a big demand for extra currency before the Eid.
Normally, they said, every year the central bank releases new bank notes in the market to cool down the pressure as the liquidity demand goes up high in the market for various reasons. These notes are always a replacement for old notes, they said.
Currency Management Department of the central bank said the new notes will include Tk 500, Tk 200, Tk 100, Tk 50, Tk 20 and Tk 10.
Of these notes, Tk-200 notes will absolutely new as the central bank earlier decided that it will release new note of Tk 200 on the occasion of Mujib Year to commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Officials said they might not need to print the Tk-1000 notes as there are enough new such notes in the central bank’s volt.