09 April 2020


Summit and CMPort jointly supports Bangladesh’s Medical Workers

Photo caption: On behalf of Summit, Vice-Chairman of Summit Group Md Farid Khan handed over two more thermal scanners and on behalf of Summit and CMPort handed over personal protective gears and masks especially made for medical professionals to Brig Gen Md Shahidullah, Director of Central Medical Store Depot (CMSD) today.

(Dhaka) 9th April 2020, Thursday:
In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic many medical workers are unsafe as they render healthcare to patients. To support Bangladesh’s health and medical workers who are serving selflessly, Summit Group and China Merchant Port Group (“CMPort”) have jointly provided high quality two thousand Protective Suits and fifty thousand masks specifically made for this purpose. The air freight consignment of protective suits and masks weighing near 900 KG along with two thermal scanners were handed over as per the guideline of the government to the Central Medical Store Depot (CMSD) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) located in Tejgaon, Dhaka. CMSD will be distributing the suits and masks to the various health service institutions.

Muhammed Aziz Khan, Chairman of the Summit Group remarked, “We are most grateful to be of support to Bangladesh. We had initially sent five thermal scanners and now we have sent two more thermal scanners, masks and protective suits for medical professionals. ”

Dr. Bai Jingtao, CEO of CMPort said, “In recognising the great friendship between the people of Bangladesh and China, CMPort is willing to standby and assist Bangladesh to tackle coronavirus. We are very happy to make the donation together with Summit Group. ”

Summit Group and China Merchants Port Group are long standing business partners. Both groups are working together on investing in creating world class operational efficiency of port and port-related facilities in Bangladesh.

About Summit:
Summit is the largest infrastructure conglomerate being the largest Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Bangladesh and private port owner and operator. The conglomerate has interest in Hospitality, Fibre Optics, Tower, Hi-Tech park, Shipping, Oil trade, etc.

About CMPort:
China Merchants Port Group Co., Ltd ("CMPort") is the largest public port developer, investor and operator in the world in terms of gross container volume. Since 2008, CMPort has broadened its focus from China to the global market and now has a port network portfolio spanning 51 ports in 26 countries and regions, with the annual container throughput of 111.3 million TEU and bulk cargo throughput of 829 million tons in 2019. CMPort’s parent company, China Merchants Group, is a Hong Kong-based conglomerate established in 1872 whose three core businesses include Transportation, Finance and Property. For more information:

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