Decathlon Bangladesh, which is manufacturing fabric masks with Bitopi Group for export to France, has donated 100,000 masks to the Public Administrative offices that include DNCC, DSCC, CCC, Bangladesh Army, Chattogram City Corporation, Chattogram Metropolitan Police, Industrial Police, Bangladesh Land Port Authority, Bangladesh Administrative Service Association & BEPZA, NBR, BGMEA & ICDDRB, says a press release.
Country Manager Deepak D’Souza along with his team Sayef Ahmed, Khin Zaw, Azizul Hakim, Khairul Alam, and Rezuwanul Islam have visited the different organizations to personally hand over the fabric masks.
The masks are made in Bangladesh with Tarasima Apparels Limited, a concern of Bitopi Group, as well as a few other suppliers. Miran Ali, Managing Director & Sirajul Islam, Sr. GM of HR & Compliance of Bitopi Group, were also present for the donations. Miran Ali personally expressed his appreciation to the Mayor of DNCC, saying that “Decathlon has not canceled a single order due to the COVID situation”.
Decathlon, which is the largest sports retailer in the world, is present in more than 60 countries and has a store in Dhaka. Decathlon has been sourcing out of Bangladesh for more than 15 years with its local office in Uttara.
Dsouza also highlighted that the purpose of Decathlon is to make sports accessible to the many and to be useful to the people and the planet. At this time, when masks have become a very essential product to prevent the pandemic inside the community and wearing masks in public has been made compulsory by the Government of Bangladesh, we are very happy to donate these good quality fabric masks that contribute to safety and protection at all times, not only during these difficult times.
These high-quality masks have been developed quickly in Bangladesh which complies with the Category 1 of International Standards and has been exported to France.
Decathlon feels that these masks can help the frontline workers and contribute to their safety during these difficult times. We appreciate all the organizations for taking their time to receive and appreciate this donation in person.
Sayef and Aziz also explained to the organizations about the benefits of the fabric mask, which has good reviews and feedback from customers in France.
- Filters more than 90% of 3-Micron particles
- Mask has been designed to resist a minimum of 20 washes
- Adjustable with elastic band
- Soft to use, easy to wear and Remove
- Quick dry: synthetic textiles are used to reduce drying time
- Breathability: good air permeability
The masks also comply with International Standards as given below, and have a NOC from DGDA Bangladesh.
Complies with AFNOR SPEC S76-001: 2020 AND DGA PROTOCOL OF MARCH 29, 2020 “Mask reserved for non-sanitary uses of category 1 according to the DGA information note of March 29, 2020” and DGA protocol of March 29, 2020.
FILTER 90% OF THE PARTICLES OF 3 MICRONS AND OVER Type of product: ” Mask reserved for dust protection nonsurgical category uses according to the Certificate DA/27- 430/2020/1525 of Bangladesh DGDA
The Decathlon Team also thanks all their teammates and suppliers been involved in the success of manufacturing this mask in Bangladesh and for making this donation to the community with the facilitation of Bitopi Group! It is a great pleasure to serve the purpose of being useful to the people and the planet!