The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has pledged AED10 million for the fight against COVID-19.
It'll be set aside for the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department's Community Solidarity Fund Against COVID-19.
The Dubai Chamber is also set to announce a series of initiatives in the coming days that will assist the business sector during this critical period.
Extending assistance to small and medium companies most impacted by the current crisis and providing humanitarian and logistical support required to mobilise resources are some of the key areas they will be looking at.
.@DubaiChamber is the first contributor to the Social Solidarity Fund Against COVID-19, launched by @IACADDUBAI, offering AED10 million, alongside plans to launch initiatives to activate the role of the private sector.https://t.co/EcP11oDWNR pic.twitter.com/oeIghJaloW— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 3, 2020
"We are keen to make sure the Fund is successful in achieving its goals, especially through measures to assist the local business sector in easing challenges caused by the situation," said Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hamad Buamim.
He added that a large number of major international and national companies have expressed eagerness to participate actively in this initiative.