Nearly BND2M raised for COVID-19 relief fund

Rokiah Mahmud

The amount of contributions to the COVID-19 Relief Fund has reached BND1,988,908.19, said Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, at a press conference yesterday.

He also said that the Ministry of Health (MoH) will allocate some of the money to purchase medical equipment.

“We wouldn’t know yet how much will be needed to purchase medical equipment and other essentials, but it is expected to be one million from this BND1.9 million fund.”

The minister said that local companies, associations and private individuals have also contributed -some in-kind relief, as well as cash donations towards the COVID-19 Relief Fund. Companies and members of the public can make donations via online transfers directly to the COVID-19 Relief Fund account of 1010070123 at Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD).

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS