“Full credit to Algeria support team and sites who did a great job to support projects and keep business going, delivering materials on time, for example."
It didn’t take the team long to figure out a way to get our Algerian staff into quarantine, and how to replace those due to go on vacation. However, it wasn’t all plain sailing. As Elias explains, a lot of the required administration in Algeria requires physical paperwork, which wasn’t easy during lockdown.
“The main challenge was handling administration paperwork, which in Algeria often needs to be via hard copies, or sometimes fax – especially when communicating with the Algerian authorities in remote areas where we operate in the south of Algeria. Our drivers were especially helpful – they kept us going throughout restricted periods, delivering documents to all destinations and coordinating thoroughly with colleagues to understand and meet their needs," Elias continues.
“I am really proud to be part of this team – many of us are now working from home, but we’re all doing what we can do keep things running as best as possible.”