In response to the devastation caused by torrential rain and monsoon floods in Bangladesh, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd has come forward to a public assistance appeal and aided relief supplies in the first instance to affected flood-ravaged areas in Singra, Natore.
This relief effort has been placed when Bangladesh is facing another fatal wave of flood, affecting almost a third of the country in this disastrous global Covid-19 pandemic.
This relief program took place in the second week of September 2020 and an online event was organised where the Minister of State for Information, Communication and Technology division Zunaid Ahmed Palak joined along with CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd Zhang Zhengjun.
The donations funded the purchase and distribution of relief items which include dry foods, salt and masks for 2000 families in Singra, Natore.
"We need to stand by our needy people in this crisis. It should be a combined effort from individuals and organisations. For the last few years, the people of Singra, Natore are getting reliefs under Huawei's efforts," Zunaid Ahmed Palak said.
"It represents that a localised global company is maintaining its social responsibilities to Bangladesh and taking care of its inhabitants whenever possible," he added.
Zhang Zhengjun said, "This relief program is our holistic approach towards the betterment of lives in the flood-affected areas, and this includes our vision to make peoples' live better as a responsible corporate being. As a localized global company in Bangladesh, our aim is 'In Bangladesh for Bangladesh.'"
Singra has been marked as one of the 'Danger' zones. The flood situation deteriorated in the Singra upazila as Atrai, Baral, Barnai, and Gurnai rivers were flowing above the danger levels in the last few weeks.