spic website: sepm to win virus battle in mediterranean sea
as the who declared the novel coronavirus pneumonia as an international "pandemic", various european countries have been concerned about the severe challenges posed by the virus, with daily number of confirmed cases soaring and serious shortages of medical supplies and personnel across europe. sep (malta) holding ltd. (sepm), located in the center of the mediterranean region, has placed epidemic prevention and power supply guarantee as the first priority.
known as the "backyard" of the mediterranean, malta is blessed with beautiful scenery, but also faced with the natural predicament of resource scarcity. after malta confirmed its first case of covid-19 on march 5, 2020, the island country has run out of masks, hand sanitizer and other supplies, making it extremely difficult for sepm to carry out epidemic prevention work.
as the largest chinese-funded enterprise in malta, sepm assumed the responsibility of demonstrating the commitment of chinese enterprise and safeguarding the health of nearly 50 chinese and foreign employees in the company. to this end, sepm epidemic prevention leading group had actively carried out the epidemic prevention work before the widespread outbreak of the disease in europe, and conducted the procurement and reserve of disinfection and prevention materials in malta and montenegro, where its two projects are located, through various channels and localized resources. despite inadequate supplies in both countries, the company's staff carried out a painstaking carpet search, effectively secured the quantity of medical masks, protective gloves, disinfectant and other supplies, and ensured the protection needs of all the employees. at the same time, the company released relevant measures and emergency plans from the end of january, strengthened disinfection work in various places of the company, carried out internal publicity on the epidemic and raised the alertness of employees. as the local epidemic worsened, the company initiated a level ii emergency response on march 5 and upgraded it to a level i emergency response on march 14, announcing a flextime practice to ensure personnel safety while maintaining production.
in view of the severe epidemic situation in europe, sepm will continue to shoulder its own responsibilities, and do a good job in personnel safety, power generation stability, project advancement and other aspects of work in order to ensure the company's orderly operation and governance, personnel stability and the goal of "three zeros" in epidemic prevention, to defend the window of spic and sep in europe with practical actions, and to wage a defense battle of epidemic prevention in the mediterranean sea.