Lafarge Egypt in Kafr El-Sheikh Pursuing its Social Role to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

16.03.2021
 
  • Solomon Aviles: "This initiative to dedicate thousands of masks for medical care providers in public hospitals complements Lafarge Egypt's ongoing efforts to support the Egyptian community since the virus outbreak last year, aligning with the company’s aim to promote health and safety. Lafarge Egypt Has provided the public hospitals of Delta and Suez Governorate with thousands of face masks, through the first and second phase of its initiative.”
  • Major General Jamal Nour El-Din, Governor of Kafr El-Sheikh, emphasized the prominence of joining forces between the private sector, civil society and the government. He praised Lafarge Egypt’s commitment to social responsibility to support health care entities, expressing his deep gratitude for providing face masks to Kafr El-sheikh’s health administration. Also, he urged Egyptian citizens to follow precautionary measures, preventing the spread of Coronavirus.

 

 

Lafarge Egypt launched the second phase of its initiative to safeguard health care providers in Egypt, dedicating 20,000 face masks for the public hospitals combating Coronavirus in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate, in addition to 15,000 face masks for Imbaba Fever Hospital.

 

Through the initiative’s first phase, Lafarge Egypt provided 22000 face masks for the safety of the medical staff in the public hospitals of El-Gharbeya and El-Sharkeya Governorates, including Basyoun Central Hospital, Fever Hospital and El-Zagazig Hospital for Chest Diseases. This initiative complements Lafarge Egypt’s endeavors which began last April in Suez, as the company contributed with disinfectants and face masks for governorate’s staff during Coronavirus 1st wave. Last May and June, the company collaborated with the Egyptian Food and Cure Banks to support the irregular staff and participate in repairing ventilators in public hospitals.

 

Lafarge Egypt strives to support the neighboring community to its plant in Ain El Sokhna, and around the concrete stations, taking into consideration that Lafarge Egypt’s concrete is integrated in several of Egypt’s national mega projects, like the Grand Museum, Cairo Metro and the Iconic Tower, one of 20 towers to be built in New Administrative Capital's Business Neighborhood, thanks to the company’s exceptional experienced staff, along with state of the art labs, which enables Lafarge Egypt to provide high end concrete, in addition to the company’s ability to allie with giant developers.

 

Solomon Baumgartner Aviles, CEO of Lafarge Egypt, stated: "We are honored to contribute to protecting medical care providers in public hospitals, knowing that they are the community’s first line of defense against Coronavirus. This initiative complements Lafarge Egypt's ongoing efforts to support the Egyptian community since the virus outbreak last March, aligning with  the company’s aim to promote health and safety. Lafarge Egypt Has provided public hospitals with thousands of face masks, through the first and second phase of its initiative.”

 

It is worth mentioning that Lafarge Egypt has reinforced its social health programs to serve more than 51,013 beneficiaries in 2020, through medical convoys which offer proper health care and supply necessities to combat Coronavirus.

 

Major General Jamal Nour El-Din, Governor of Kafr El-Sheikh, emphasized the prominence of joining forces between the private sector, civil society and the government. He praised Lafarge Egypt’s commitment to social responsibility to support health care entities, expressing his deep gratitude for providing face masks to Kafr El-sheikh’s health administration. Also, he urged Egyptian citizens to follow precautionary measures, preventing the spread of Coronavirus.

 

For the second consecutive year, Lafarge Egypt collaborates with “Association des Anciennes du Collège de la Mère de Dieu for Community Development” to distribute face masks, supporting public hospitals in the battle against Coronavirus. “Association des Anciennes du Collège de la Mère de Dieu for Community Development” is privileged with the honorary presidency of Ghada Waly, former Minister of Social Solidarity, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General/ Executive Director of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)/ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). She was one of the alumni of “Le Collège de la Mère de Dieu”, and she initiated the idea of founding the association in 2018.