Banks donate to PM’s relief fund

05 Nov, 2019

Private commercial banks have provided donations of blankets and cash to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund.

The banks’ chairpersons, directors and managing directors handed over the donations to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhaban in Dhaka on Saturday. 

Nazrul Islam Mazumder, chairman of the Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) and EXIM Bank, was present.

The donations varied based on instructions from the BAB, top bankers said.

For example, Al-Arafah Islami Bank provided 125,000 blankets, Brac Bank 50,000, Eastern Bank 75,000, AB Bank 50,000 and United Commercial Bank 150,000.

Instead of blankets, Dutch-Bangla Bank provided Tk 10 crore in cash while Dhaka Bank Tk 2 crore.

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