The country’s private banks have recently donated Tk 80 crore for the victims of Rana Plaza that collapsed on April 24 killing 1,127 garment workers.
They handed the funds to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund through Bangladesh Association of Banks, a platform of bank owners.
Md Nazrul Islam Mazumder, Chairman of the Association, presented the amount through a cheque to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a ceremony at her office on Tuesday, the association said in a statement.
All members of the association, including three new banks, contributed to the fund.
Mazumder said this is the single largest donation on part of the private banks in the history of Bangladesh.