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Chinese contractor of Pamda bridge project donates PPE

Published: April 07, 2020 20:03:50

Chinese contractor of Pamda bridge project donates PPE

China Railway Group Limited (CREC), the contractor of Padma Bridge Rail Link Project (PBRLP) and the parent company of the contractor of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project, on Tuesday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other safety gears to Kurmitola General Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in a bid to support the government’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

At the CREC office in the city’s Baridhara, the consignment of gears was handed over to Colonel Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury representing Bangladesh Army and Lt Colonel Dr Abdul Wahab, assistant deirector of Kurmitola General Hospital by Mr Wang Kun, contractor’s representative of CREC for PBRLP said a press release.

CREC has donated 10,080 N95 Particulate Respirators, 40,000 Disposable Surgical Masks, 1, 000 Medical Protection Gowns, 400 Medical Goggles, and 500 COVID-19 Detection Kits to these two hospitals. As per Mr. Wang Kun of CREC, this is the first batch of PPEs that CREC is donating to Bangladesh, and CREC will try its utmost to provide more assistance if the COVID-19 situation worsens in Bangladesh.

Mr Wang said CREC has also been making efforts to provide a safe working environment for its workers to check the contract of COVID-19 during work. For its 9000 strong staff in Bangladesh the company has already procured from China and local market sufficient medical resources such as masks, protective suits, COVID-19 test kits, goggles, hand gloves, infrared thermometers, disinfectants, hand-sanitisers and various kinds of medicines.

All those resources are being utilised properly to ensure zero infection among its Chinese and local staff he said.

Mr Wang Kun also said the execution of both Padma Bridge Rail Link Project and Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project remains uninterrupted despite the current difficulties arising from COVID-19, according to a press release.



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