Grameenphone (GP) on Tuesday contributed Tk31.4 crore to the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Fund for the welfare of workers facing Covid-19 challenges.
A five-member delegation from Grameenphone led by its Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Syed Tanvir Husain, handed over the cheque of Tk314,004,403 at the secretariat, to State Minister for Labour and Employment, Begum Monnujan Sufian, said a press release.
GP has been contributing a certain portion of its profits to the Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation on a regular basis. As the highest contributor, GP has deposited Tk183.84 crore to the fund so far.
Linde Bangladesh Limited, an oxygen company, also turned over to Begum Monnujan Sufian, a check of Tk1.63 crore for the fund, a percentage of its profits over the last one year.
A total of 176 companies, including GP, have contributed a certain portion (one-tenth) of their profits to this fund at the end of the year on a regular basis. Now the fund has over Tk500 crore in contributions.
Secretary of Ministry for Labour and Employment, KM Abdus Salam, Director General of Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation, Begum Jebunnesa Karim, Director General of Department of Labor, Gautam Kumar Bhowmik, Director and Head of Regulatory Affairs Grameenphone Ltd., Mr Hossain Sadat among others, were present at the programme.