Aramco Asia was recently recognized by the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) for providing immediate humanitarian aid and pandemic relief following the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The 10,000,000-yuan relief fund Aramco has offered to RCSC in early March has been utilized for securing protection equipment and medical supplies in local communities including Infrared thermometers, ventilators, air compressor nebulizers and seven ambulances. Over half of Aramco donation was allocated to Hubei, the central province that was hardest-hit, and the rest went to Fujian, Liaoning and Zhejiang.
During a visit to the headquarters of the humanitarian organization in Beijing late July, Aramco Asia President Anwar Al Hejazi was presented with a certificate of recognition by RCSC Vice Chairman Yu Fulong.
Al Hejazi noted, “As an international company that has strong presence in China, we have taken all the necessary measures to maintain the continuity of our business while caring for our local community. We are very pleased to cooperate with the Red Cross Society of China to continue our longstanding support to China’s growth and people’s health and welfare.”
Yu commented, “We would like to express our sincere appreciation for Aramco’s support, and we feel honored that Aramco stands together with the Chinese people in a concerted way to fight against the deadly virus.”
This relief response is an essential element of Aramco’s global pandemic relief efforts to confront COVID-19. The company has contributed around US$ 6.7 million to support healthcare and disaster relief around the globe.
Through a variety of programs in China, Aramco is committed to the sustainable economic and social development and the health and welfare of local communities. This donation complements the company’s citizenship endeavors in addition to previous disaster relief assistance the company has provided to Liaoning and Zhejiang, the two China provinces that were hit by strong tornados in 2019.