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ASEAN Dhaka committee distributes food stuffs among vulnerable people in Dhaka

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 27th September, 2021 05:15:13 PM
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The ASEAN Dhaka Committee (ADC) in collaboration with the Bangladesh-Malaysia Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) on Monday (Sept 27) donated food items among the vulnerable people in Dhaka city.

This donation programme was organized in solidarity with the people of Bangladesh and was part of ADC’s community outreach programme, particularly to the needy people in Dhaka, who are impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

It involved a contribution of several hundred of care bags by all the (8) ASEAN Diplomatic Missions in Dhaka.

 The care bags contained a combination of some basic food items namely rice, lentil, sugar, flour, and cooking oil, along with masks as well as blankets to help the needy stay warm during the upcoming winter.

The logistic aspects of the donation programme were facilitated by BMCCI, a non-profit service-oriented organisation with the aim to foster trade relations between Bangladesh and Malaysia.

Haznah Md. Hashim, High Commissioner of Malaysia as the Chair of ADC expressed her appreciation to the President of BMCCI, Raquib Mohammad Fakhrul (Rocky) for extending their support to these humanitarian efforts and highlighted that this contribution exhibited ADC’s care to the vulnerable people in Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic, which include the day labourers and rickshaw pullers.

Above all, it reflects ADC’s firm commitment in strengthening the people-to-people relations and further signifies the long-standing relations between ASEAN and Bangladesh.

The ADC which was established in 2014 and currently being chaired by Malaysia is comprised of eight ASEAN Diplomatic Missions based in Dhaka. Their current Heads of Mission are Haznah Md Hashim, High Commissioner of Malaysia, Haris Haji Othman, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam, Pham Viet Chien, Ambassador of Viet Nam, Aung Kyaw Moe, Ambassador of Myanmar, Makawadee Sumitmor, Ambassador of Thailand, Alan L. Deniega, Ambassador of the Philippines, HidayatAtjeh, Chargé d'Affaires of Indonesia and Ms. Sheela Pillai, Head of Mission of the Singapore Consulate.