Bangladesh sends aid for Japan quake victims

July 31st, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, July 31 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday gave a monetary aid of $1.46 million to Japan for its victims of massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami which jolted the country’s northwestern region in March.

The money was raised through a public campaign, launched by mobile phone operator Robi Axiata Ltd in Bangladesh in association with five other cell phone companies to help the victims, Xinhua reported.

“The amount of the donation is like a drop of water to a vast ocean but it carries the love of Bangladeshi people for the Japanese people,” said Micheal Kuehner, managing director and chief executive officer of Robi Axiata Ltd.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Sunday handed over a cheque of about 10.224 million taka (over $1.46 million) to Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Tamotsu Shinotsuka.

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