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edotco brings electricity and drinking water to Bangladesh’s rural areas for its CSR
Dhaka, 3 June 2017

Bangladesh’s rural communities are benefiting from safe drinking water and electricity supplied by edotco Bangladesh Co Ltd (“edotco Bangladesh”) as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, which were unveiled at an event on Saturday.

edotco Bangladesh is part of edotco Group (“edotco”), Asia’s first regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company.

Dedicated to long-term sustainability, edotco has adopted a group-wide CSR program, primarily drawn from its growing expertise in energy solutions, harmonising the group’s business objectives with the needs of the local community.

With the “Tower to Power” project, which was launched in 2016, edotco Bangladesh was able to connect its solar-powered sites to supply electricity to nearby rural communities in Nijhum Dwip, Shibpur, Nazirpur and Kuakata. The company was also successful in providing clean and safe drinking water to the villagers in Jadur Haat, Nilphamari with the installation of solar-powered water pumps last year.

edotco has already implemented their “Tower to Power” project, providing electricity to over 110 families, schools and mosques. They plan to extend this facility to over 1,000 families by end of 2018.

Shyam Sunder Sikder, Post and Telecommunications Division Secretary, who attended the event said: “edotco Bangladesh has undertaken a great initiative in community enrichment. Their initiatives will have a significant positive impact on the lives of these communities living in remote areas. Other companies in the telecoms sector should come forward with such activities.”

Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood, Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission Chairman, said: “edotco Bangladesh’s initiatives have touched communities across the country, enabling them to function and live better lives. I hope edotco continues its community-building efforts and inspire others to do the same.”

Rahul Chaudhary, Country Managing Director for edotco Bangladesh, said: “In alignment with Digital Bangladesh Vision 2021, edotco Bangladesh has focused on harnessing the potential of renewable resources and technology to support the country’s development across rural regions. Our network of over 8,200 sites in the country enables us to touch communities and businesses across the country, including in Bangladesh’s remote, rural regions.”

About edotco

Established in 2012, edotco Group is the first regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M).

edotco operates and manages a regional portfolio of over 25,000 towers across core markets of Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with 17,100 towers directly operated by edotco and a further 8,100 towers managed through a range of services provided. edotco strives to deliver outstanding performance in telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions. Its state-of-the-art real time monitoring service, echo, has already seen improvements in field operations while maximizing operational efficiencies in terms of battery, energy and fuel consumption for telecommunications infrastructure
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Through its operations in developing Asian economies, edotco has established a strong track record in nation building. edotco has progressively invested in industry best practices, providing a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions and offering value-added services to enhance efficiencies and connectivity for communities. edotco is committed to conducting its business in a responsible and sustainable manner for the benefit of its customers, employees, communities and developing nations.

edotco Bangladesh was established in 2013 with the objective to provide telecommunications infrastructure services to customers, and in our bid to be the one stop center for telecommunication sites and bandwidth services in Bangladesh. With a footprint of over 8,200 sites nationwide, edotco Bangladesh is well placed with expertise to contribute towards carving the path to transform Dhaka into the Center of Innovation and Excellence, as part of the future towards Digital Bangladesh 2021.

edotco was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2016 Southeast Asia Telecoms Tower Company of the Year Award for its demonstrated exemplary business growth and performance in Southeast Asia.

For more information on edotco, kindly visit www.edotcogroup.com

For media enquiries, please contact:

Najwa Rahmat
Corporate Communications
edotco Group Sdn Bhd
Tel: +603 22686014
Email: najwa@edotcogroup.com

Titly Ferdous
Specialist, Corporate Communications
edotco Bangladesh Co. Ltd
Tel: +88 01833180500
Email: titly.ferdous@edotcogroup.com