Covid Response

Japan to provide medical equipment for Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent

27 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

As part of assistance for Covid-19 response, the Government of Japan has decided to provide Bangladesh with over 340,000 medical items, including isolation gowns, which are part of the Asia-Europe Foundation’s stockpiled items financed by Japan.

The equipment includes 30,000 isolation gowns, 2500 safety goggles, 100,000 gloves and 208,000 masks.

These goods will be delivered by Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) from the warehouse in Singapore in coordination with the WHO Regional Office for the South-East Asia (SEARO), said a press statement of the Embassy of Japan in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Japan has provided various kinds of support, including emergency budget support loans, grants of medical equipment, and other support through international organizations to help Bangladesh suppress the Covid-19.

Japan will continue to cooperate with Bangladesh to overcome this unprecedented crisis, added the embassy statement.

Asia-Europe Foundation was founded in 1996 in Singapore as a permanent body of Asia-Europe Meeting. It has been engaged in multiple activities with a focus on the socio-cultural field.