Coca-Cola Bangladesh pledges 5Crore to tackle Pandemic

As efforts accelerate nationwide to provide relief from the devastation of the second wave of the coronavirus, Coca-Cola in Bangladesh has committed Tk5 crore to augment the country's effort in combating the crisis and containing the spread of the pandemic.

The Coca-Cola system in Bangladesh will facilitate Covid-19 vaccination, provide safety kits, create awareness and distribute beverages to our nation’s front line, to positively impact over 2 million people, said a press release.

In addition to its direct response, Coca-Cola Bangladesh’s bottling partners have arranged supporting community hospitals by providing 1 million bottles of Kinley (500ml) water and creating awareness by distributing Covid safety Kits across the country.

Last year, when the havoc of the virus devastated the country, the beverage company committed Tk11.5 crore to support the government’s efforts against Covid-19.

The commitment provisioned a month’s food ration to over 50,000 people from disadvantaged communities and provided supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for above 1,000 health care professionals.

The company also helped the healthcare system and communities through food package and distribution of beverages, to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The relief programs aimed at positively impacting over 5 million lives across the country.

To stand in support of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Coca-Cola company has created a special “Stop the Spread” fund worldwide.

This fund will be channelized towards facilitating vaccine distribution, COVID safety kits (PPE – masks, gloves, sanitizer) and creating awareness around vaccination and sanitary practices to contain the spread of pandemic.

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