EBL has signed a MoU with BRAC on July 19, 2021 at its head office in the city to provide CSR fund under Bangladesh Bank Special CSR Activity for the COVID affected people in Rajshahi and Khulna. This fund will contribute to BRAC’s ‘Community Fort’ project, which is working in 35 districts reaching 77m people with masks, healthcare support and vaccination assistance.
Ahmed Shaheen, DMD & 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 and Dr. Morseda Chowdhury, Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Program and Albaab-Ur-Rahman Program Coordinator, Fundraising of BRAC were present at the signing ceremony.
EBL has so far contributed Taka 1 crore 60 lac as financial aid to fight against coronavirus pandemic through BURO Bangladesh, SAJIDA Foundation, TMSS in the districts of Chandpur, Gazipur, Bogura, Sirajganj, Dinajpur, Naogaon, Chapainawabganj, Jamalpur, Mymensingh and DC offices of Chattogram, Faridpur and Magura. This fundwill be usedfor food assistance and cash support to daily wage earners and the extreme-poor across the country. EBL also donated at a 250 bed general hospital run and managed by SAJIDA Foundation at Jashore.
For COVID-19 special fund, EBL has set aside Taka 4.10 crore.