Saturday, 04 Apr 2020
Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry is the first contributor to the “Community Solidarity Fund Against Covid-19” launched by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, offering AED10 million, alongside plans to launch initiatives to activate the role of the private sector.
His Excellency Hamad Buamim, Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, noted: “The Dubai Chamber highly values the leadership’s trust in the importance of the chamber’s role in activating the role of the private sector in making the Fund's goals a success. The Chamber is fully aware that it is facing a great responsibility and will strive to do it with the highest levels of efficiency in order to assist the local business sector to deal with the repercussions of the crisis efficiently and flexibly.
The Dubai Chamber also affirmed the readiness of a large number of major international and national companies to actively participate in this initiative. Bouamim explained that the Chamber’s commitment to this initiative involves several axes, foremost of which is focusing on the most affected small and medium companies by the repercussions of the current crisis. Providing humanitarian and logistic support to the human resources working in many vital projects at the private sector level, including ensuring the means of return for workers who wish to return to their countries.
Bouamim said, "We have contacted many international companies, family and large institutions operating in Dubai, which have shown great response to this initiative, in a move that reflects the extent of its keenness to support the “Community Solidarity Fund Against Covid-19”.
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