Dhaka and Cumilla: Within the framework of EU-funded projects, ICMPD has facilitated the procurement and delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh.
ICMPD has taken the initiative to provide health supplies and equipment to the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE), Bangladesh Customs, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG), and Immigration Police, Bureau of Manpower, Employment &Training (BMET) & District Employment & Manpower Offices (DEMO), as well as 2 400 returnees from Gulf countries.
COVID-19 prevention supplies in the form of Masks, Disinfection Chambers, Infra-red thermometers, Sanitizer, Hand Wash & Hand Gloves were delivered to Ministries and Bangladesh border security agencies that are partners in EU-funded projects Improving Migration Management (IMM) and Integrated Border Management (IBM).
Donated by the European Union, these PPE supplies are meant to support Bangladesh in combating this pandemic and addressing the challenges it poses at border crossing points and for security agencies.
The procurement and delivery of these supplies followed close coordination with Bangladeshi agencies to identify their most pressing needs. These were then promptly catered for through a pool of Bangladesh-based suppliers.