DHAKA, Bangladesh – Excelerate Energy L.P. has become a key sponsor of the HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh (HOPE Foundation) to support the organization’s COVID-19 relief efforts at the Rohingya camp outside Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – home to more than one million refugees.
The donation will help fund the HOPE Isolation and Treatment Center, which is expected to open in late June.
With the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 appearing in mid-May, the HOPE Foundation, along with the government of Bangladesh and other non-government organizations, has been rapidly working to establish community awareness programs and health facilities to reduce the risk of widespread infection to the vulnerable Rohingya population.
The HOPE Isolation and Treatment Center will be a 50-bed isolation and treatment facility located adjacent to its existing 50-bed field hospital in the refugee camp.
Excelerate’s donation will provide up to 10,000 patients a year with outpatient and in-patient services, diagnostics, critical care, emergency transportation, PPE for staff and surrounding community, staff training, and awareness programs.
The project has also received donations from other key co-sponsors, including World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and Direct Relief USA.
Excelerate began operations in Bangladesh in 2018 with its Moheshkhali floating LNG terminal – the country’s first liquefied natural gas import facility. The terminal provides much needed natural gas to the Chattogram region of Bangladesh to power homes and industry in the region.