Emirates Airlines has taken action to benefit the local community by providing access to flowing, clean water for citizens across Bangladesh. On the occasion of the UAE’s National Day, Emirates worked with the neighbourhood NGO United Welfare Society to fund the building of seven tube wells that represent the seven Emirates.
With the help of Emirates, the NGO’s Tube Well 2022 initiative will gradually roll out wells to cover 64 areas nationwide over the course of nine years.
“This year, the UAE and Bangladesh are celebrating 51 years since the establishment of both countries. Emirates was the first airline that connected the two brotherly nations when we launched our passenger services in 1986,” noted Mohamed Alhammadi, Emirates Area Manager – Bangladesh.
“We are delighted to be part of such an important community initiative, in collaboration with United Welfare Society, which addresses the fundamental need for clean water sources to be available to all members of the local community. We believe that this is a meaningful way for us to give back to the local community that we operate in.”
Since the launch of services to Bangladesh in 1986, the airline has been actively supporting social and sports initiatives, in collaboration with local associations, voluntary service organizations and NGOs.
Through its flagship initiative, the Emirates Friendship Hospital, the Emirates Airline Foundation, a non-profit organisation that works to improve the lives of children throughout the world, has offered medical and healthcare assistance to underprivileged individuals since 2008. More than 650,000 people have benefitted from the floating hospital’s provision of essential medical treatment, which is housed on a ship that has been converted into a hospital. The floating hospital provides healthcare for those living in rural places. Each month, the hospital provides more than 6,000 services.
Emirates easily connects Bangladesh with more than 130 locations across the world via Dubai and now offers 21 weekly flights between Dhaka and that city. Bangladeshi movies and other local content are available on the airline’s multi-award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ice, which has more than 5,000 channels of content, to meet the needs of its passengers from Bangladesh. Emirates also offers regionally-themed cuisine to suit their taste on board. Only Emirates is a global airline that provides First Class service from Bangladesh.