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bKash provides food aid among 5,000 families

Published 10:00 pm | May 18, 2020

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Online Desk : bKash is providing food aid worth Tk 35 lakh to 5,000 coronavirus affected families. The relief will be distributed among those poor families by army personnel under the supervision of Sena Kalyan Sangstha (SKS).

bKash chief executive officer Kamal Quadir handed over the food aid to Brigadier General Munshi Mizanur Rahman, director general of Sena Kalyan Sangstha at SKS head office on Monday.

Sena Kalyan Sangstha director general Brigadier General Ohidul Alam Chowdhury, and Major General (retd) Sheikh Md Monirul Islam, chief external and corporate affairs officer of bKash, were also present on the occasion.

Under this food aid, each family will receive 5 kg rice, 1 kg pulse, 1 kg salt, 1 liter oil, 1 kg sugar, 0.5 kg vermicelli (semai), and 2 bars of soap. This food aid is expected to help any beneficiary family of 4 members to survive for 10 days at least.

Considering that the food aid will bring some relief to the families who have lost their jobs due to the lockdown, country’s largest mobile financial service provider bKash will distribute these before Eid-ul-Fitr.

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