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Bangladesh, after its independence in 1971, introduced its own currency/banknote. As there was no security printing facility for printing of currency/banknote the demand was met through printing currency/banknote from abroad. Demand for Postal Stamps was also met through printing from abroad. In order to conserve foreign exchange, utilization of relatively cheaper manpower, creation of job opportunity and also to make the country self-reliant on the vital issue of security printing "THE SECURITY PRINTING CORPORATION (BANGLADESH) LTD." was established. Which is commonly known as SPCBL - a symbol of national pride and sovereignty.

Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh empowered Bangladesh Bank- the Central bank of the country to establish a security printing press. With a population of about 130 million, Bangladesh started its Security Printing facilities in 1988 initially with banknote production. The country is now self-sufficient in printing all its security document including currency/banknotes, postal and non-postal stamps, judicial and non-judicial stamps, cheque books, tax labels etc along with a host of other printing works involving security features.

The SPCBL also experienced exporting printed security products, which has added a new dimension to its activities.


The SPCBL is earmarked as a key point installation graded as 1A of the country and is located at Gazipur, which is nearly one-hour drive and 45 km NorthWest of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. On an area of 66.52 acres, the organization is picturesquely located with lush green trees adjacent to the National Park of the country.
The SPCBL has started its operation initially as a project of the Bangladesh Bank. Since April, 1992 SPCBL is running it's business as an autonomous organization constituted under the existing law of the country. SPCBL is managed by a high powered Board of Directors consisting of following members :

  • Chairman - Governor, Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of the country.
  • Director - Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank.
  • Managing Director of the SPCBL.
  • Additional Secretary/Joint Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance.
  • Additional Secretary/Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Joint Secretary, Internal Resources Division, Ministry of Finance.
  • Director General/Additional Director General, Bangladesh Postal Directorate.
    Total sanctioned strength is 641. Present working strength is 579 of which 120 are officers & rests 459 are staffs.

    Production Capacity
    SPCBL presently has yearly production capacity of about 1100 million pieces of currency/banknotes.

    Other Security Products (OSP) production is 4 billion pieces yearly.

    The above capacity is being achieved through working on two shifts basis in a day.

    The SPCBL is capable of running three shifts in a day if necessary.

    SPCBL is the Regular member of International Government Printers Association.
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