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Private sector entities come forward with donations in support of gov’t virus-fighting efforts

 

The Jordan Times

 

AMMAN — The Arab Potash Company on Monday announced a donation of JD250,000 to the Ministry of Health to assist in efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.
 
Chairman of the company Jamal Sarayrah said that this support comes from “the company’s understanding of its national role” in providing the resources needed by the government to protect the country from any risks that may affect its citizens and its economy, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 
 
Also on Monday, the Housing Bank announced a donation of JD100,000  to the Ministry of Health to confront the novel coronavirus, based on “its national duty and its humanitarian and moral role in light of the exceptional circumstances the Kingdom is facing”, Petra reported.
 
The bank said in a statement that this donation represents “a commitment to social responsibility” in line with the Health Ministry’s efforts to provide medical care for patients infected or suspected of being infected with the virus.
 
The donation also reflects the bank’s belief in the importance of joint efforts by the private and public sectors to tackle this crisis, the statement added.
 
 The National Microfinance Bank on Monday also contributed to the Kingdom’s efforts to contain COVID-19 by donating JD50,000 to the Ministry of Health, Petra reported.
 
The bank said in a statement that the donation aims to finance urgent costs and burdens resulting from the ministry’s efforts to counter the virus, which requires “the highest levels of social responsibility” in the private sector.
 
The board of directors directed the bank to encourage its employees at all 34 branches to volunteer to help the cause as needed.
 
Also on Monday, the Jordan Chamber of Commerce announced a donation of JD50,000 to support the Ministry of Health in its efforts to protect the country and the public.
 
Chamber President Nael Kabariti said that the donation “comes in line with the great responsibility of the commercial sector” in all circumstances.
 
Aqaba Chamber of Commerce also announced a donation of JD10,000 to support the efforts of the health directorate in the governorate to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of citizens.
 
 

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