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German brand KiK funds corona vaccination for RMG workers

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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German clothing brand KiK will collaborate with BGMEA to finance vaccines for garment workers in Bangladesh.

The donation was made through BGMEA which will be forwarded to the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as the government is responsible for procuring and administration of the vaccines.

The donation comes as a part of the KiK’s social responsibility as a long-standing partner of the garment industry in Bangladesh, said a press release.

In addition to sourcing garment, KiK has been involved with social projects in Bangladesh for many years and established a number of charitable organizations like schools and medical stations. 

 "No doubt that vaccination is the best protection against the coronavirus. With our donation, we want to make a contribution to ensure that people in the garment industry in Bangladesh are protected in the best possible way," explains Patrick Zahn, CEO KiK about the motivation behind the donation. 

 BGMEA President Faruque Hassan praised the initiative of the renowned German brand.

"Thanks to the generous donation of the German company KiK, we are able to procure and vaccinate thousands of RMG workers in Bangladesh," he said.

Earlier, BGMEA requested the government to bring garment workers under vaccination on a priority basis, considering them as frontliners.

The government launched the vaccination programme for the RMG workers in July this year giving them high priority.

BGMEA expressed sincere thanks and gratitude to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for considering the garment workers under Covid-19 vaccination on a priority basis.