Asamer Sends First Relief Convoy to BenghaziBy Asamer Holding Ag, PRNE
Thursday, May 5, 2011
In their First Relief Convoy, Austrian Company Asamer has Just Sent 20 Pallets of Medicines and Bandages for Hospitals and Doctors in East Libya as well as 20 Tons of Food by Road from Cairo to Benghazi. At the Egyptian/Libyan Border in Sallum, the Convoy was Handed Over to Libyan Employees of Asamer Group on 4 May and then Escorted to Benghazi. Asamer was Supported in the Planning and Organisation by the Austrian Red Cross, the Union of Arab Medicals and Pharmacists in Austria and Donors such as the Rauscher Company.
OHLSDORF, Austria, May 6, 2011 - Asamer has sent a first relief convoy with medicines, bandages
and food to the east Libyan city of Benghazi. The convoy of two trucks was
organised and accompanied by Asamer employee Clemens Reiter.
Organisation with the help of Asamer employees in Libya
Asamer in Ohlsdorf had been given a complete list of vital
medicines and medical supplies by their employees in Libya, which had been
put together by the Benghazi "Medical Center" and the Libyan Asamer
Together with the Austrian Red Cross, the Union of Arab
Medicals and Pharmacists in Austria and generous donors such as Rauscher,
Asamer immediately organised this relief mission. Six pallets with medicines
and bandages were initially sent to Cairo by air, other material was
purchased in Cairo.
The transport from Cairo to Benghazi was organised and
accompanied by Clemens Reiter. The Austrian Reiter is Chief Security Officer
of the Asamer companies in Libya. At the Egyptian/Libyan border, the convoy
was handed over to Libyan employees of Asamer. Reiter on the first aid
convoy: "Our main concern is getting aid to the civilian population. And as a
foreign company we want to show that we continue to care for the population
and our employees, as much as present circumstances will allow, even if we
have temporarily withdrawn from the country".
Asamer had pulled all its foreign employees out of Libya as
soon as the trouble erupted, and work at the three cement factories is
currently suspended. The factories' security and management was handed over
to Libyan employees with whom management in Ohlsdorf is in constant contact.
Asamer in Libya
Asamer operates three cement factories in Libya, in Benghazi
and in Dernah. Work at the factories has been temporarily suspended since 17
February 2011. For the time being, management and security of the factories
has been handed over to Libyan Asamer employees.
Corporate data Asamer
Worldwide, Asamer Group employs some 5,790 people, and had a
turnover of 515 million euros in 2010. www.asamer.at
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