With this latest acquisition, made centrally by ADIF, the public business entity attached to Mitma, through emergency processing, the number of masks received by this department amounts to more than 7 million, adding to previous remittances managed through State Ports.
These protection masks are already being distributed among workers of the Mitma Group, the Post Office and transport companies, as well as to autonomous communities, the latter for delivery to workers of terrestrial public transport of autonomous and local competition.
In the land transport sector, for example, more than 600,000 masks have been collected by companies and freelancers in the sector from Post offices, of the more than 900,000 available to them.
To these figures we must add the 156,000 that have been delivered to the Autonomous Communities for distribution to urban transport workers by bus, metro, tram and railway of regional and local competence, or those delivered to private rail freight companies.
Additionally, the distribution of a new shipment received this week, with more than 2 million masks, is scheduled to begin this Monday.
With these two distributions, MITMA will make available to the land transport sector more than 3,300,000 masks, a sector that is currently an essential service and that includes companies and freelancers who carry out public transport of goods by road, passenger transport by bus, taxi and VTC services and medical transport, as well as private rail freight companies. Included in this distribution are workers of public land transport of autonomous and local competition.
The acquisition of these shipments has been made by the emergency procedure, in accordance with the provisions of article 16 of the Royal Decree-Law 7/2020, of March 12, adopting urgent measures to respond to the economic impact of COVID-19, under the provisions of article 120 of Law 9/2017, of November 8, on Public Sector Contracts.