DHAKA, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Overseas Chinese Association in Bangladesh (OCAIB) has made donations of medical supplies to support Bangladesh Police in fighting COVID-19 in the country.
The supplies including medical masks, medical protective clothing and testing reagents, were handed over to Inspector General of Bangladesh Police Mohammad Javed Patwary by President of the Overseas Chinese Association in Bangladesh Zhuang Lifeng during a ceremony on Sunday in Dhaka.
In his speech, the Bangladesh Police chief said, "We are very much delighted and we feel honored to receive such a token of our friendship. So far, China is the pioneer in fighting successfully against the fatal disease COVID-19."
"Here, together we can stand against the menace of this virus," he said, adding China has been a trusted friend of Bangladesh for a long time.
Zhuang Lifeng said that not long ago when COVID-19 was raging in China, the Bangladesh government and Bangladesh civil society provided support to China. The overseas Chinese who live and work in Bangladesh cherish this friendship.
Now Bangladesh is facing the epidemic challenge, OCAIB has quickly organized member companies to purchase these batches of urgently needed supplies, and provide support to the Bangladesh police officers who are on the front line, he said.