Oil companies committed to implementing precautionary measures to combat COVID-19 spread

Manama, Nov. 3 (BNA): The National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) and its affiliate companies, namely the (Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), the Bahrain National Gas Company (Banagas), the Bahrain National Gas Expansion Company (BNGEC), the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), Tatweer Petroleum, and the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company (ASRY), have, since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, taken a series of world-standard precautionary and pre-emptive measures to protect the employees in such a vital sector.


The measures also aim to ensure the continuity of the oil and gas projects, meet the current and future needs, as well as preserve the national resources that support the national economy.


In this context, Oil Minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, lauded the efforts exerted by the government, led by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, to limit the spread of the pandemic through a series of measures and initiatives that have contributed to mitigating its impacts on the citizens.


The minister valued highly the dedicated national efforts of Team Bahrain, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, citing the health, social and economic decisions it has taken in favour of the citizens and residents, which, he said, has earned the kingdom international acclaim.


He affirmed that NOGA and its affiliate companies have, since the outbreak of the pandemic last March, held many meetings to discuss the latest local and international updates of COVID-19, and taken the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic at work sites, which, he said, has contributed to ensuring the continuity of work and productivity at them.


He affirmed that all health guidelines recommended by the National Medical Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus are strictly implemented by NOGA and its companies, including temperature measuring of all staff and visitors, mandatory wearing of masks, activation of distant work whenever possible, formation of support groups, periodic disinfection of all facilities, medical check-ups for employees, the provision of isolation facilities and carrying out awareness-raising campaigns to limit the spread of the virus.


He affirmed that the leaders’ great interest in the oil sector has contributed to its remarkable progress, and success in maintaining its role as the main contributor to the national economy, citing the mega oil projects being implemented across the kingdom in cooperation with world oil companies.

Source: https://www.bna.bh/en/OilcompaniescommittedtoimplementingprecautionarymeasurestocombatCOVID19spread.aspx?cms=q8FmFJgiscL2fwIzON1%2bDv%2bhinpA%2fX9vm5oV%2bpYGfBU%3d


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