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Eastern Bank, BRAC roll out special Covid-19 CSR programme

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Published: 19:39, 19 July 2021  
Eastern Bank, BRAC roll out special Covid-19 CSR programme

To provide CSR fund under Bangladesh Bank’s Special CSR Activity for the Covid-19 affected people in Rajshahi and Khulna Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) has signed a MoU with BRAC, a leading NGO of the country, at its head office in the city on Monday. Photo: Courtesy

To provide CSR fund under Bangladesh Bank’s Special CSR Activity for the Covid-19 affected people in Rajshahi and Khulna Eastern Bank Ltd (EBL) has signed a MoU with BRAC, a leading NGO of the country, at its head office in the city on Monday.

EBL’ financial contribution will be spent through BRAC’s ‘Community Fort’ project, which is working in 35 districts reaching 7.70 crore people with masks, healthcare support and vaccination assistance.

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 EB; 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 1 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.

This 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.

For Covid-19 special fund, EBL has set aside Tk 4.10 crore.

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