Huawei Bangladesh Comes Forward to Aid Flood Affected People

Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited has come forward with relief materials for the flood-affected people in Netrokona. A relief distribution event has been arranged to this end there in the presence of the local Chairman, UNO, and also the virtual presence of Posts and Telecommunications Divisions Minister, Deputy Commissioner of Netrokona, and CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited.

Because of the recent flood, thousands of peoples lives have been endangered. Many districts of Bangladesh are going through a difficult phase as flash floods have affected people around the country, marooning thousands of people and putting their livelihood in jeopardy. As a responsible business entity, Huawei extends its hands forward to help the people in need. In the wake of recent floods, Huawei has distributed relief items among the needy and flood-affected people in Netrokona district today, as part of its recent initiative In Bangladesh, For Bangladesh Here For You. Around 2,000 helpless families have received a good amount of essential items such as rice, red lentils, potatoes, oral saline, sugar, flour and others.

Posts and Telecommunications Divisions Minister Mustafa Jabbar graced the occasion with his presence as the chief guest. Zhang Zhengjun, CEO, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited; Kazi Md. Abdur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner; Sumon Chakraborty, Chairman; and Mr. A H M Ariful Islam, UNO, Khaliajuri, Netrokona were present at the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Mustafa Jabbar, Minister, Posts and Telecommunications Division, said, First of all, I thank Huawei and welcome their efforts to contribute to the development of the countrys telecommunications sector. We are on the path of building a Digital Bangladesh, and digital connectivity is the backbone of Digital Bangladesh. We are grateful to Huawei as they are helping us to build Digital Bangladesh and the digital highway. In addition, I thank Huawei for providing state-of-the-art technology services. They have been operating in the country for 22 years and are also providing support for digital connectivity.

He added, Due to natural reasons, the life of the people of the Haor region does not match with all other regions of the country. It is also difficult for people on the plains to guess that there is a vicinity that turns it into a sea in the rainy season. I thank Huawei for standing beside us whenever need. Through the relief assistance program, Huawei has fulfilled its promise. It is a rare instance to extend help in such a remote area of Bangladesh. Concerned people from Huawei have become involved in this activity with their presence. I would like to thank Huawei and its CEO again for this.  

The CEO of Huawei Bangladesh, Zhang Zhengjun, said, This relief program is our holistic approach In Bangladesh, For Bangladesh-Here for you towards the betterment of lives in the flood-affected areas, and this includes our efforts to make peoples lives better. As a localized global company in Bangladesh, we take pride in being locally global and always respond according to that to fulfill our responsibilities in the communities where we operate and look forward to contributing more. ”

Kazi Md Abdur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner, Netrokona, said on this occasion, First, I would like to thank Huawei for standing beside the flood-affected people of Khaliajuri Upazila in addition to their contributions to building Digital Bangladesh. Apart from the governments efforts, contributions from the organizations who have extended their help for the people living in these remote areas have given the people a respite from their adversaries caused by the pandemic and the flood. These relief materials will be of great help to them.

A H M Ariful Islam, UNO, Khaliajuri, Netrokona, said, “For the last three years, Huawei has been distributing relief among flood-affected people in this region. As this is a Haor area, this region suffers from inundation most of the time of the year. Against such a backdrop, I think at least 15,000-16,000 people have come under this relief program. I hope such initiative will be extended further and Huawei will select remote areas like Khaliajuri in future.

This area remains inundated for six months of the year and dry for another six months. I thank both Huawei and our minister Mustafa Jabbar sir for arranging such a relief program every year. I hope the scope of this relief program will be extended in future, said Sumon Chakraborty, Chairman, Khaliajuri, Netrokona.

Huawei has recently launched an initiative, In Bangladesh, For Bangladesh, to contribute to the welfare of the people of Bangladesh. Under this initiative, digital educational devices & health care equipment were given to Obhizatrik school at the beginning of this month. Alike this relief distribution event, Huawei will keep contributing to the social amelioration of the local people in the days to come, high officials from Huawei informed.

Huawei Press release

Dhaka, August 28, 2021