Ncell donates Rs 100 million to govt’s Covid-19 fund

Ncell CEO Andy Chong hands over a cheque worth Rs 100 million to OPMCM Secretary Narayan Prasad Bidari, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Kathmandu, March 25

Ncell, a leading telecommunications company of the country, donated Rs 100 million to a fund the government established to take initiatives against the spread of novel coronavirus.

Andy Chong, the company’s CEO, on Tuesday, handed over a cheque worth the amount to Narayan Prasad Bidari, a secretary at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.

“Amidst global Covid-19 pandemic, every country is trying its best to combat the outbreak. The Government of Nepal has been trying its best in preventing the outbreak so far. This support form Ncell will further contribute to the control and treatment plan of the government,” Bidari said, “We are grateful to Ncell for a significant contribution and stepping up during this public health crisis to work alongside the government.”

On the occasion, the company’s CEO said, “With this commitment, Ncell pledges to the serve the people of Nepal in our collective efforts alongside the government to fight against and contain the spread of Covid-19.”

“We believe that the fund will support in procuring most essential logistics and provide essential health supplies such as personal protective equipment to our nation’s frontline health workers ensuring health workers everywhere have access to everything necessary to protect themselves, prevent infection and care for those in need.”

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