COVID-19: BESIX says health and safety of people at the forefront

The contractor said depending on the regions it is currently active in, construction sites are open

BESIX is building the Grand Egyptian Museum alongside Orascom Construction.
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BESIX is building the Grand Egyptian Museum alongside Orascom Construction.

Belgian contracting giant BESIX, which is partly owned by Orascom Construction, said that the health and safety of its people has always been at the forefront of the decisions and guidelines.

The call from the contractor is part of its efforts to mobilise its team to closely monitor developments around the pandemic virus.

In a statement outlining the safety measures the company has been adopting, BESIX said that it has been supporting the measures taken by various governments around the world to reduce the spread of the pandemic.

The statement said: “Our measures are in line with the advice given by the official public health authorities, the national guidelines, and the experience gained in other countries and regions where we as BESIX are active.”

Underlining the progress of its activities across construction sites, the contractor, which is building Expo 2020 Dubai’s Belgium Pavilion, said that depending on the regions it is currently active in the construction sites are either open or ready.

The contractor will work alongside suppliers to monitor the potential impact of COVID-19 on construction projects at active sites.

It added that at construction sites where “social distancing rules” were not possible, the company halted activities. BESIX has also adopted a remote working system for its employees.

BESIX is building the Grand Egyptian Museum alongside Orascom Construction.

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