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EBL, BRAC launch special Covid-19 CSR programme

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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EBL, BRAC launch special Covid-19 CSR programme

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Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has signed a MoU with BRAC to provide CSR fund under Bangladesh Bank’s special CSR activity for the Covid-19 affected people in Rajshahi and Khulna at its head office in the city recently.

EBL’s financial contribution will be spent through BRAC’s ‘Community Fort’ project, which is working in 35 districts reaching 77 million people with masks, healthcare support and vaccination assistance, said a press release.

Ahmed Shaheen, DMD and Head of Corporate Banking, Ziaul Karim, Head of Communications and External Affairs, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Company Secretary and Md Maskur Reza, Head of Business Information Systems of EBL, Dr. Morseda Chowdhury, Director-Health, Nutrition and Population Programme and Albaab-Ur-Rahman Programme Coordinator, Fundraising of BRAC were present at the signing ceremony.

EBL has so far contributed Tk one crore 60 lakh as financial aid to fight against coronavirus pandemic through BURO Bangladesh, SAJIDA Foundation, TMSS working in the districts of Chandpur, Gazipur, Bogura, Sirajganj, Dinajpur, Naogaon, Chapainawabganj, Jamalpur, Mymensingh and DC offices of Chattogram, Faridpur and Magura.

The fund will be used for food assistance and cash support to daily wage earners and the extreme poor across the country.

EBL also donated to a 250 bed general hospital run and managed by SAJIDA Foundation at Jashore.