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).