Prominent businessman Mohamed Abou El Enein, Chairman of Ceramica Cleopatra Group expressed his appreciations towards the Egyptian government’s great efforts to contain Coronavirus crisis through taking proactive measures, in accordance with a vision and a successful strategy to reduce its repercussions.
In a letter sent to Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Abou El Enein also praised the professionalism of the Egyptian state in taking the proper precautionary measures to protect Egypt from the pandemic as well as economic and social decisions that helped the Egyptians to bear the consequences and supported the economic market to face the crisis.
In light of the recent crisis, the prominent businessman has reviewed ceramic Cleopatra group’s contributions to back the state efforts in the fight against COVID-19, which amounted to EGP 78 million.
This came within the framework of the cooperation between the private sector and civil society institutions with the state to curb the widespread of this unprecedented virus and mitigating its negative effects socially and economically.
Abou El Enein explained that these contributions included a donation of EGP 25 million for the “Long Live Egypt” fund to support anti-Coronavirus efforts.
He also added that Ceramica Cleopatra Group, under the auspices of the Third Army field command, raised the efficiency, developed and renovated Al-Sabah Hospital in Suez, at a cost of EGP 24 million, to be ready for use at any time by the Ministry of Health as an isolation hospital.
Abou El Enein added that his group also help in providing hospitals with the medical kits needed to care for Coronavirus patients at a cost of EGP 3.3 million.
The medical contributions include a fully equipped isolation unit for 10 families, a care unit for Coronavirus patients equipped with artificial respiration devices, as well as the installation and operation of 9 monitoring devices, 9 solutions syringes and a vinyl floor for the intensive care unit of Imbaba Fever Hospital in Giza, as well as providing new medical devices for Sohag university hospital, in addition to 3 artificial respiration devices for intensive care unit, 10 laryngoscopes, 10 monitors, 10 syringes and solutions in Al-Ahrar Hospital in Zagazig, along with 4 oxygen sensors, a Lung test, and 6 batteries for artificial respiration devices in Qeft Hospital in Qena.
Moreover, he added that “Abou El Enein charitable foundation” organized several convoys for many governorates, and distributed 150,000 bags of foodstuffs to the most-needy families, villages that witnessed health isolation, and those affected by the Coronavirus, and the bad weather wave at a cost of EGP 25 million.
He also noted that comprehensive campaigns are being launched to sterilize and disinfect all the streets, installations, mosques, churches, post offices and schools of the South Giza neighborhood at a cost of EGP 1 million.
In addition, the businessman confirmed that Cleopatra Group has committed to maintaining the salaries of more than 25 thousand workers in the group’s tourist, industrial, agricultural and media projects, noting that the salaries of workers exceed EGP 50 million per month, despite the negative repercussion of the recent crisis on the economy and tourism sectors.
On his part, Madbouli valued this positive initiative which carries various community work aspects, noting that the state appreciates many Egyptian businessmen’s positions which promote solidarity between the private sector and the state and support anti-coronavirus efforts.