Bangladeshi mobile financial service bKash has donated Taka one million to Bangladesh Textile Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) health fund, designed to enhance garment workers’ health safety.
Ali Ahmmed, Chief Commercial Officer of bKash, today handed over the cheque to BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at BGMEA Gulshan headquarters in the city, said a press release.
Shahidullah Azim, BGMEA Vice-president, ATM Mahbub Alam, EVP, Payroll Business of bKash and senior officials of both the firms were also present at the event.
Through the donation, bKash has joined BGMEA’s goal of providing health safety and overall health development for garment workers.
Since 2015, bKash has been playing a significant role in wage disbursement of the garment employees through Payroll Business Solution. During the epidemic, it also played a vital role in opening accounts of the workers and disbursing salaries by government stimulus.
Besides, bKash periodically conducts training for workers on MFS usage and provides particular customer service in labour-intensive locations. It also takes different steps for the overall well-being of textile workers.
Currently, over 750,000 garment workers are receiving salaries through bKash. Upon receiving a salary, they can send money to their loved ones at home, recharge cell balance, make payments, pay utility bills and enjoy other services.