Robi joins hands with UNDP to alleviate poverty

Robi Axiata Ltd has recently signed a MOU with UNDP UPPRP project at UPPRP Head Office in the city.

UNDP UPPRP is the biggest project in the world focused on reducing poverty by mobilizing urban poor communities to form representative and inclusive groups that identify, prioritize and address the settlement, economic and social problems they face every day.

1Robi is providing 2700 SIMs free-of-cost to UPPRP grant beneficiaries on a pilot basis at Tangail and Savar City Corporations. Under this arrangement all UPPRP grants will be transferred through DBBL Mobile Banking to beneficiaries Robi m-wallet. Thereon the beneficiary may withdraw funds at UNDP Community Resource Center (CRC) which be converted to Robi Cash Points, says a press release.

Speaking on this occasion Country Head of Robi Digital Services, Mr. Rozano Marius Planta said, “Robi Digital Services is delighted to collaborate with LGRD and UNDP for UPPRP poverty alleviation project. Robi Digital Services support the Ministry of LGRD and UNDP through innovative solutions and quality service for the recipients of the project.”

Md. Abdur Rashid Khan of LGRD added, “We are pleased to partner with Robi Digital Services for our poverty alleviation project, UPPRP. We are hopeful of converting our CRCs into sustainable social businesses with the help of Robi.”

These Robi Cash Points will also have Easyload facility and avail more M-money services like International Remittance and Utility Bill Payments in the future.

Following were present during the signing, Mr.Rozano Marius Planta, Country Head Digital Services; Shahjalaluddin,GM Channel Sales and Distribution; Sabih Ahmed, GM, Product Marketing; and Rashed Us Sattar, Manager Partnership Management, Robi Digital Services.

Md. Abdur Rashid Khan, National Project Director; Md.Abdul Hakim, Deputy Project Director, UNDP UPPRP Project; and Md. Nurul Islam, Deputy Project Director UNDP UPPRP Project, were present from UNDP.