On August 16, 2020, 24 expatriates of CMOC working in the DRC operations and other contractors’ personnel departed from Guangzhou on a Ethiopian Airlines charter flight and arrived safely at Lubumbashi International Airport at 10:50 local time on August 17.
Since the DRC lifted its lockdown in early July, CMOC headquarters and Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM), an affiliate of CMOC in the DRC, have cooperated closely and finalized a well-designed plan of charter flight to ensure a safe returning of expatriates to their workplace.
At this difficult moment of the global pandemic, CMOC employees bravely assume their responsibilities, heading back to the African continent and contributing their efforts to the economic and social development of the DRC. They are setting a beautiful example in this exceptional time. In order to ensure the health and safety of all the employees, CMOC has purchased a large amount of protective equipment as early as possible, including N95 masks, goggles, disposable gloves, alcohol pads and several tons of epidemic prevention materials for the DRC operations. As the Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, CMOC also sent mooncakes and dim sum snacks to TFM, so that the employees could taste Chinese food when working abroad and feel the warmth from home. While the employees assume their mission in overseas operations, CMOC will be their solid support for the protection of their health and safety.