CSCEC works to fulfill corporate social responsibility amid pandemic

By Zhu Bochen
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Whether it was at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak or during the current resumption of work and production, enterprises across China have been sparing no effort to fulfill their corporate social responsibility through concrete actions, and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) is no exception.

Multiple measures to ensure safe and orderly resumption

In regard to people's difficulties in returning to the workplace, CSCEC subsidiaries have arranged chartered buses and flights, reimbursed travel expenses, and provided rental allowance for their employees.

CSCEC's fifth and sixth engineering bureaus also provided free nucleic acid tests for returning employees.

Liu Huoming, who works for China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp and as the project manager of the company's Fenghuang Mountain Sports Park in Chengdu, told that his company had offered psychological counseling to workers to ease their anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As situations in China continue to improve, the construction sites of CSCEC have once again become bustling with crawler cranes and backhoe loaders.

According to Liu, the project he is working on was the first in the city to be approved for resumption by the local authorities. The project now is back to full production.

[Photo courtesy of CSCEC]

The project's open-cable dome structure, the first of its kind in China and also the biggest in the world, was completed on April 20, three days ahead of schedule. This laid the foundation for the project to be delivered on schedule. The overall project is expected to be completed and delivered in March next year.

Li Ran, who works for China Construction Second Engineering Bureau and as the project manager of a relocation construction project in Yunnan, told that his project resumed on Feb. 10, and returned to full production on March 17.

"Currently some 3,000 workers are participating in the construction as the project concludes," Li said. "The supporting facilities such as schools, hospitals and poverty-alleviation workshops are being constructed rapidly."

In addition, CSCEC's overseas projects are also back on track in an orderly manner. The Sri Lanka Southern Expressway Extension project partly contracted to CSCEC International went into operation on Feb. 23. The main body of the CO3 office building of CSCEC Egypt's new capital CBD project was completed on March 13, which became the first to be completed among the 18 high-rise buildings in this project.

In order to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brunei government announced on March 16 an early opening of the Brunei Temburong Bridge, the construction of which was participated by CSCEC. This move has provided great convenience for people in Brunei and Temburong district.

In addition, CSCEC Middle East's infrastructure upgrading project in Dubai Hills Estate was also completed this month, seven days ahead of schedule. The road is now open to traffic.

Multiple efforts to facilitate pandemic prevention and control

CSCEC subsidiaries have adopted various technologies as the work and production steadily resumed, so as to reduce possible risks.

Automatic facial recognition system, high-tech body temperature measurement, and atomized disinfectants have been applied at workplaces. A smart cloud monitoring system has been installed to improve the supervising capacity amid epidemic.

In the meantime, CSCEC is paying attention to the COVID-19 pandemic situation around the world, sending teams to many countries and sparing no effort to ensure overseas employees' safety and health.

[Photo courtesy of CSCEC]

CSCEC has sent teams to Algeria to inspect the local prevention and control efforts as well as the progress of production concerning over 30 projects and 64 sub-contractors.

The team sent to Egypt organized a drill in the new capital CBD project on emergence response to an outbreak.

CSCEC's team in Cambodia also produced and released hundreds of bilingual manuals regarding the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing medical services to nearly 400 people in the region.

New infrastructure projects contribute to high-quality development

With the boom of digital economy amid the pandemic, "new infrastructure" projects will be implemented at an accelerated pace.

Wu Rui, deputy general manager of China Construction First Group Construction and Development Co., noted that the accelerated development of new infrastructure for construction companies comes with both challenges and opportunities.

As this trend encourages companies to expand its scale, accelerate its transformation and upgrading, and enhance its vitality, it also brought tremendous challenges to companies in terms of technologies and management skills.

Wu told that, as one of the best third-level CSCEC subsidiaries, his company has been the contractor of over 20 new infrastructure projects since 2004, such as the headquarters project of Alibaba Cloud in Hangzhou and the Tencent Cloud Computing Base in East China.

[Photo courtesy of CSCEC]

Wu said his company will continue to focus on the development of new infrastructure in the future, integrate the company's technological strength and talent advantages, so as to further enhance the company's capacity for innovation.

In regard to the emerging trend, CSCEC will work to take the opportunities of new industry forms featuring new infrastructure and smart construction.

CSCEC will continue to strengthen R&D efforts and application of new technologies, encourage business innovation, foster talents, and expand business on new infrastructure, so as to contribute to the development of China's digital economy.

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