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34 private banks donate Tk 164cr to PM's Relief Fund to fight COVID-19

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34 private banks donate Tk 164cr to PM's Relief Fund to fight COVID-19

34 private banks donate Tk 164cr to PM's Relief Fund to fight COVID-19



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday received contributions amounting to Tk 165.6 crore from more than 40 organisations including 34 private commercial banks, to the PM’s Relief and Welfare Fund to help the government efforts in the war to minimize the COVID-19 impacts, report agencies.

The prime minister attended the contributions receiving ceremony through a video conference from her official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka.

PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus received the cheques of donations on behalf of the premier at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in the city. Representatives of the organisations handed over the cheques of donations.

The premier expressed gratitude to the organisations for their generous contributions to the PM's Relief and Welfare Fund to help the nation combat coronavirus.

Of them, the 34 private commercial banks, led by Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB), donated a total of Tk 164 crore.

The 34 banks were – Mercantile Bank Ltd,  AB Bank Ltd, Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd, Bank Asia Ltd, BRAC Bank Ltd, City Bank Ltd, Dhaka Bank Ltd, Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd, Eastern Bank Ltd, EXIM Bank, First Security Islami Bank Ltd, Islami Bank (Bd) Ltd, Jamuna Bank Ltd, Midland Bank Ltd, Modhumoti Bank Ltd, Mutual Trust Bank Ltd, National Bank Ltd, NCC Bank Ltd, NRB Bank Ltd, NRB Commercial Bank Ltd, NRB Global Bank Ltd, One Bank Ltd, Padma Bank Ltd, Prime Bank Ltd, Pubali Bank Ltd, SBAC Bank Ltd, Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd, Social Islami Bank Ltd, Southeast Bank Ltd, Standard Bank Ltd, Trust Bank Ltd, Union Bank Ltd, United Commercial Bank Ltd and Uttara Bank Ltd.

Other organisations which gave donations were Food Ministry, Foreign Officers Spouse Association (FOSA), Rajshahi Medical University, Institute of Architects Bangladesh, Bangladesh Judicial Employees Association and Minister Group. Alongside the cash money, Minister Group provided 1,00,000 surgical masks.

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