Switzerland provides Tk 90 crore for BD Covid support



News Desk, barta24.com
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As Covid-19 cases are again on the rise in Bangladesh, Switzerland is committing additional 9.8 million Swiss Francs (approximately Tk 90 crore) to scale up its support for an effective community-based response.

With these additional funds, Switzerland broadens its engagement with national and international partner organizations, in close collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, to help local communities curb the spread of the pandemic and reinforce socioeconomic resilience, said a Swiss embassy press release on Thursday.

Since the first outbreak of the pandemic in April last year, Switzerland has earmarked 17 million Swiss Francs (Tk 160 crore) to over 20 projects across Bangladesh, reaching the most vulnerable and remote communities and supporting organizations working at the frontline, added the release.