Argos, Grupo Argos' cement company, creates value and contributes to progress in the regions where it is present through actions aimed at developing communities. In 2021, it invested, on a consolidated basis, US$4.56 million in social projects and programs that benefited more than 368 000 people.
These outstanding projects include:
Hogares Saludables: is a programme that seeks to improve the living conditions of families in vulnerable situations through comprehensive home improvement interventions. These improvements include floors, kitchens and bathrooms. During 2021, in Colombia, the program reached more than 1400 families in Cartagena, Barranquilla, Toluviejo, Sogamoso, Sonsón, Mulaló, Yumbo and Medellín, among others.
This program aims to assist and improve 10 000+ homes over the next five years; with this, the company and its partners are able to contribute to improving the quality of life of the families, fostering community organisation and connecting young people with new employment opportunities.
Via Forte: is a program that assists in developing road infrastructure that improves the rural economy and the quality of life of its communities. In 2021, alliances were made with 13 governors' offices, 50 mayors' offices and expert designers so that Via Forte could be considered a technical option for developing roads, especially tertiary roads.
During the last five years, more than 600 km have been paved in Colombia, including:
- 365 km of tertiary roads in Antioquia.
- 30 km of local roads and 12 km of tertiary roads in Atlántico.
- 35 km of primary roads in charge of the State and 200 km of concessioned roads in Sucre.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/21042022/cementos-argos-has-impacted-more-than-368-000-people-with-its-social-investment-programmes/