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German importer sponsors vaccine for Bangladesh workers

Sep 09, 2021
German importer sponsors vaccine for Bangladesh workers

Bangladesh

German clothing discounter KiK recently donated towards the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines for garment workers in Bangladesh.

The donation was made through the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), which will be forwarded to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, BGMEA said in a press statement on Tuesday.

The donation is part of KiK's social responsibility program as a long-standing partner of the garment industry in Bangladesh. Besides sourcing garments in Bangladesh, KiK has been involved with social projects here in Bangladesh for many years and has established several charitable organizations like schools and medical stations.

Faruque Hassan, President, BGMEA said that, the garment industry serves as the most important pillar of the Bangladesh economy and that the sector has suffered tremendously from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and continues to do so to this day.

He added that, to protect the entire economy of the country, it is crucial that workers and employees in this industry can be offered a vaccine. Earlier in July, Bangladesh launched a vaccination programme for its RMG workers.

Source: The Business Standard

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