BAF aircraft ferries medical aids from South Korea

Published : 19 Jun 2020 10:28 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 08:19 AM

A C-130J transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force ferried medical aids from South Korea to Bangladesh on Thursday night.

Talking to the Bangladesh Post, Lt Col Abdullah Ibn Zaid, Director of the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate, confirmed it on Friday.

This medical aids were provided by some non-governmental organizations of South Korea at the initiative of the Defence Adviser in Bangladesh Embassy in South Korea Air Commodore Kazi Shafiqul Hasan on Thursday at night. 

A total 15 aircrew of BAF departed from BAF Base Bangabandhu in the capital Dhaka for South Korea on Wednesday morning. They had departed from the country by BAF C130J aircraft to bring the healthcare aids. 

Air Commodore Syed Sayeedur Rahman of BAF led the team. In compliance with the policies published by the government of Bangladesh, Armed Forces is conducting various activities under the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to prevent coronavirus. 

In line with this, medical aids including mask, negative pressure machine, detection kit and PPE were transported by BAF C-130J transport aircraft under 'In Aid to Civil Power' by Armed Forces Division to prevent coronavirus. 

For the outstanding efforts of South Korean government in combating coronavirus and for their sincere support to various countries of the world including Bangladesh to prevent the spread of coronavirus is made as a sign of friendship. 

It is expected that it will play an important role for strengthening the existing friendly relationship between South Korea and Bangladesh. 

It is mentionable that a C-130J transport aircraft of BAF brought medical aids including coronavirus detection kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from South Korea to Bangladesh for the first time.