Grameenphone contributed Tk 30 crore to the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Fund for the welfare of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday, said a press release.
A three-member delegation from GP led by its chief human resources officer Syed Tanvir Husain handed over the cheque to labour secretary KM Abdus Salam at the secretariat.
As the highest contributor to this fund, Grameenphone has so far deposited Tk 151.61crore.
During the handover event, Abdus Salam said, ‘During this Coronavirus crisis this year, around two thousand workers have been aided with approximately Tk 6.25 crore from this fund.’
He also stated that under the leadership of the Labour and employment state minister and Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation chairperson Munnujan Sufian, the Workers Welfare Foundation shall always work towards the welfare of the workers.
Syed Tanvir Husain said, ‘Organisations of different sectors need to step up to aid the people as a measure to tackle this situation. It is an honor and privilege for us to be part of various initiatives to tackle this crisis by cooperating with development partners, government bodies, and industry stakeholders, to provide the mass with emergency telecom services, aiding the frontline healthcare professionals and distressed population and empowering the youth.’
The fund handover ceremony was also attended by Bangladesh Sramik League president Fazlul Haque Montu, Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation director general Mollah Jalal Uddin, Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments inspector general Shib Nath Roy, additional secretary of the ministry Rezaul Haque, Grameenphone WPPF board of trustees chairman Yeasir Mahmood Khan and industrial relations head KM Sabbir Ahmed.
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