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Dubai Chamber encourages private sector to contribute to Covid-19 fund

DUBAI, April 9, 2020

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a webpage, on its website, to appeal to the private sector to support its fight against coronavirus and contribute to The Community Solidarity Fund against Covid-19.
 
The new webpage, which was developed shortly after the launch of the initiative, contains all the information regarding how private sector can donate to the fund.
 
The fund has been set up by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department as a response to the growing societal concern to contribute to the fight against coronavirus.
 
Dubai Chamber was the first organisation to make an initial contribution of Dh10 million ($2.7 million) and will be focusing on providing humanitarian and logistical assistance to blue collar workers.
 
Elaborating on the launch, Hamad Buamim, president and CEO, Dubai Chamber, said: “This webpage contains all the necessary steps for businesses or individuals who is interested in registering for this fund to make a contribution, along with the details of the Chamber’s plan to deal with the social, economic and health impact of the coronavirus on the community and the businesses. Through this fund, we are witnessing a synergy between the two sectors and the private sector will play a fundamental role in supporting the Fund to deal with the challenges we are facing due to Covid-19.”
 
The PCEO further pointed out that the Chamber developed the webpage to facilitate the participation of the private sector, and manage it in an easy and fast way, calling on the private sector to play its role in preserving the security and safety of all groups of society.
 
Private sector companies wishing to contribute to the fund and carry out their social responsibility can access the Chamber's website, where a dedicated team of Chamber employees will respond to all inquiries, and ensure that there are no obstacles in contributing to this Fund.
 
Those interested in knowing more about thefund can access the page through: https://www.dubaichamber.com/community-solidarity-fund-against-covid-19 - TradeArabia News Service



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