La Brea communities get COVID relief from Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited

Some 200 fam­i­lies in the La Brea area re­cent­ly re­ceived so­cial sup­port as­sis­tance from Caribbean Gas Chem­i­cal Lim­it­ed (CG­CL), as part of its ef­fort to sup­port its host com­mu­ni­ties dur­ing the cur­rent COVID-19 pan­dem­ic.

A re­lease from Caribbean Gas Chem­i­cal re­ports that the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Caribbean Gas Chem­i­cal Lim­it­ed, Naka­ba Aoy­a­gi, re­cent­ly host­ed stake­hold­ers from CG­CL’s pri­ma­ry and fence line com­mu­ni­ties, at a ham­per dis­tri­b­u­tion ex­er­cise at the com­pa­ny’s Union In­dus­tri­al Es­tate, La Brea Fa­cil­i­ty.

“Sev­er­al com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers have been im­pact­ed by COVID-19 ei­ther through lay­offs or busi­ness dis­rup­tion and are un­cer­tain as to when things are like­ly to nor­mal­ize.  As a re­spon­si­ble cor­po­rate cit­i­zen, CG­CL want­ed to do its part to pro­vide some much-need­ed re­lief to those most af­fect­ed,” said Aoy­a­gi.

The dis­tri­b­u­tion took place on May 7th, 2020.

The com­pa­ny col­lab­o­rat­ed with the Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for La Brea, Nicole Ol­livierre, along with Coun­cil­lors, NGO’s, CBO’s, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the five (5) fence line pri­ma­ry schools and oth­ers across the com­mu­ni­ty, to iden­ti­fy and bring re­lief to the most vul­ner­a­ble; in­clud­ing the el­der­ly, the un­em­ployed, and oth­ers who re­ly on so­cial grants just to get by. 

“This type of in­ter­ven­tion is in keep­ing with CG­CL’s CSR phi­los­o­phy of ‘Car­ing, Giv­ing and Chang­ing Lives, one com­mu­ni­ty at a time’ and tru­ly mak­ing a dif­fer­ence where it mat­ters.  It’s the re­spon­si­ble thing to do,” con­firmed Aoy­a­gi.

The Caribbean Gas Chem­i­cal CEO has pledged to con­tin­ue work­ing with the com­mu­ni­ty to en­sure in­te­grat­ed sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

The com­pa­ny al­so has reached out to the SWRHA and the Min­istry of Health, through its En­er­gy Al­liance part­ner­ship, to pro­vide med­ical and re­lief sup­plies to the health cen­tres and hos­pi­tals with­in their im­me­di­ate com­mu­ni­ty and across the coun­try.

About CG­CL

Caribbean Gas Chem­i­cal Lim­it­ed (CG­CL) is a lo­cal­ly reg­is­tered and op­er­at­ed com­pa­ny es­tab­lished to over­see the con­struc­tion of a gas to petro­chem­i­cal com­plex at Union In­dus­tri­al Es­tate (UIE), La Brea. Up­on com­ple­tion, CG­CL will be the own­er/op­er­a­tors of a mod­ern, state-of-art petro­chem­i­cal fa­cil­i­ty.

CG­CL is a joint ven­ture led by a con­sor­tium com­pris­ing Mit­subishi Gas Chem­i­cal (MGC), Mit­subishi Cor­po­ra­tion (MC), Mit­subishi Heavy In­dus­tries (MHI), Na­tion­al Gas Com­pa­ny of Trinidad and To­ba­go (NGC) and Massy Hold­ings Lim­it­ed (MHL).

Con­struc­tion of the gas to petro­chem­i­cal fa­cil­i­ty is cur­rent­ly un­der­way at Union In­dus­tri­al Es­tate (UIE), La Brea; when com­plet­ed the plant will pro­duce 1,000,000 met­ric tonnes per year (MT­PY) of methanol and 20,000 MT­PY of Di­methyl Ether (DME). It is the first petro­chem­i­cal fa­cil­i­ty in La Brea, and the first to go down­stream of methanol in­to DME – an en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly-friend­ly al­ter­na­tive to diesel and liq­ue­fied pe­tro­le­um gas (LPG).

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