September 14 2021
APM Terminals Callao to provide oxygen plant to the Callao Regional Government
To support the battle against COVID-19 and as part of its commitment to the Callao community, APM Terminals Callao (APMTC) will supply an oxygen plant to the Regional Government of Callao. It will be located in the Freddy Ternero Sports Training Centre in the Ventanilla district. The plant is planned to be operational this month.
This oxygen plant will have the capacity to supply 24 cylinders a day, each with a capacity of 10 m3. “We are committed to the Callao community. In the 10 years we have operated the concession, we have always sought to contribute to the development and wellbeing of the local population. This has never been more important than during recent difficult times with the pandemic. With a potential third wave of COVID-19, we have made no exception and will continue providing all possible support," said Joel Ganoza, manager of Community Relations and Social Responsibility of APM Terminals Callao.
During the state of emergency, APMTC has supported 10,000 members of the community with medical personnel and donations. The company has delivered approximately 7 tons of food to 12 soup kitchens and the elderly, a children's home and to neighborhoods in Callao, benefiting more than 4,300 people in total.
The company has also delivered more than 43 thousand items of personal protective equipment against COVID-19 to 5 hospitals in Callao (2 from EsSalud) and 16 health centers in DIRESA Callao, as well as to representatives of the PNP Ciudadela Chalaca Police Station in Callao. This contributed to the protection of more than 3,800 people in total, including healthcare personnel and police officers.
APM Terminals Callao also supports the Local Development Contribution Program, which seeks to generate a positive impact on the education, health and development of the local community.
“This initiative supports activities such as the delivery of scholarships for secondary and technical education, talks and health campaigns, and courses to support artisanal fishing, among others. With these activities alone, more than 5,000 thousand people in Callao have benefited over the last 8 years,” added Joel Ganoza.