Robi contributes to Govt Labour Welfare Fund

Leading mobile phone operator Robi has recently contributed to the Government’s Labour Welfare Fund (Shramik Kalyan Tahabil) for the profit made by the company in 2014. The contribution was made from Robi’s Workers’ Profit Participation Fund (WPPF).

Robi’s Chief Corporate and People Officer Matiul Islam Nowshad handed over a cheque worth BDT 44,416,635 to WPPF PrHon’ble State Minister for Labour and Employment, Mr. Md. Mujibul Haque.

Mr. Md. Faizur Rahman, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment was also present at the cheque handover ceremony.

According to the labour law, the amount was calculated based on the profit made by the company in 2014. Previously, Robi had also contributed to this fund for the profit made in 2012 and 2013.

Robi’s Vice President, People and Corporate Md. Faisal Imtiaz Khan and Vice President, Digital Services, Dewan Nazmul Hasan were also present on the occasion.

About Robi Axiata Ltd:

Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with 27.4 million subscribers, as of June 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to nearly 99% of the population with 12,679 2.5G BTS and over 2,450 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting 600 operators across more than 200 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.