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DSE, CSE donate Tk 12.50m to PM's relief fund

FE Report | May 11, 2020 00:00:00

The Dhaka Stock Exchange and the Chittagong Stock Exchange have donated Tk 10 million and Tk 2.50 million respectively to the Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

The country's prime bourse donated the fund to the Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund so that the government could expedite its initiatives to prevent the spread of coronavirus, said a press release on Sunday.

The DSE chairman Md Eunusur Rahman handed over the cheque to Ahmad Kaikaus, the principal secretary to the Prime Minister at the Prime Minister's Office on Sunday.

On the other hand, the CSE management and staff contributed one month basic salary worth Tk 2.50 million to the Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund in the same venue on the day, according to a CSE press release.

While handing over the cheque, the CSE Chairman Asif Ibrahim mentioned to the Prime Minister that CSE has taken responsibility of 4,000 destitute families in Chittagong amid ongoing pandemic.

Mr Asif also praised the leadership of the Prime Minister to combat the deadly virus and said, "We are inspired by you and together as a nation we shall overcome this crisis".

The CSE chairman requested the Prime Minister to consider the CSE plea for a stimulus package of Tk 10.50 billion for the benefit of retail investors and brokerage houses.

The CSE Managing Director Mamun Ur Rashid was also present on the occasion.

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