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COVID-19 updates
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Batelco has made a contribution of BD 3.5 million ($8.2 million) to the ‘There is Good in Us’ campaign launched by the Royal Humanitarian Foundation in Bahrain.

The campaign supports the national efforts being made by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister. 

In response to the directives of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty’s Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs representative, National Security Advisor and Royal Humanitarian Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman.

“Batelco is proud to continuously support the National Campaign against Coronavirus initiatives, and since Batelco is an integral part of the society, supporting the government and the Bahrain community is a priority and a national duty, especially during these extraordinary times,” said Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, chairman at Batelco.

“And therefore, we on the board of directors decided to support the There is Good in Us campaign with BD3.5 million to contribute to the efforts of the National Campaign to combat Coronavirus and to play our role in Team Bahrain.”

“As a national company, we’re committed to supporting the tremendous efforts of the National Campaign and give something back to the Kingdom of Bahrain, which gave us a lot over the years.”

“I would also like to pay tribute to the heroes of the country and commend the active role of all front-line staff in medical, security, educational and administration roles, plus employees in all state institutions, both from their place of work and from home and additionally, to all members of Bahrain’s society including fathers, mothers and children.”

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