Shanghai - Bayer Group has donated a range of resources, including a total construction area of over 2000-sq.m. of polyurethane panels, to help in the reconstruction of the Sichuan Technology and Business College following a major earthquake in the region in May.
The company explained that DuJiangYan in Sichuan was badly damaged in the earthquake, and the college was one of the three most heavily damaged colleges in the province. The Bayer Care Project hopes to help restore normal schooling at the college by September. The project is designed to provide 20 classrooms, 50 houses and 1 mobile clinic to assist the reconstruction of the college.
The units, designed by Bayer Technology Engineering Services (BTES), are made with panels containing MDI (methylene diphenyl diiisocyanate). The panels will, "increase efficiency against wind and noise, and maximise insulation whilst also ensuring the healthy circulation of air," the company said.
The company, along with the Sichuan Technology and Business College, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin the Bayer Cares Project on the 22 July.
Bayer said the initiative, witnessed by the Red Cross Society of China DuJiangYan branch, "demonstrates Bayer long-term commitment to further providing comprehensive solutions to post-quake reconstructions in Sichuan." The company has already donated RMB 11 million ($1.6 million) in medical supplies, vector control and crop protection products.
"As the earthquake relief campaign enters the reconstruction phase, we at Bayer see opportunities to aid relief efforts through our core competences. We are working closely with the Red Cross to provide our comprehensive solutions, which supports the provision of homes, health clinics, and classrooms," said Michael Koeing, president of Bayer Greater China.