MTB Foundation signs deal with Footsteps for safe water

MTB Foundation recently signed an agreement with Footsteps Bangladesh, a Dhaka-based social enterprise, for a project styled ‘Building Community Water Point at Ayla Patakata, Barguna.’

Shah Rafayat Chowdhury, president of the social enterprise, and Samia Chowdhury, chief executive officer of the foundation, inked the deal at Mutual Trust Bank’s corporate head office in Gulshan, said a press release.

The partnership aims at catering to a large underprivileged segment of Ayla Patakata by resolving the region’s long-standing safe water crisis through establishing a “community water point” and creating access to safe water from a single water source via efficient water extraction.

MTB Foundation intends to attain the sustainable development goals 1 (no poverty), 3 (good health and well-being), 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 13 (climate action) through this affiliation.Among others, Syed Mahbubur Rahman, managing director and CEO of the bank, Chowdhury Akhtar Asif, additional managing director, Md Khalid Mahmood Khan and Rais Uddin Ahmad, deputy managing directors, and Shafayat Ullah, head of group legal affairs division, and Mohammad Taqi Yasir, co-founder and vice-president of the social enterprise, were present.

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