Indonesia: To Help Tackling Coronavirus, PT Vale Distributes Additional 130,000 Rapid Test Kits

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9/22/2020

Indonesia: To Help Tackling Coronavirus, PT Vale Distributes Additional 130,000 Rapid Test Kits

Since the pandemic occurred last March in Indonesia, PT Vale Indonesia Tbk (PT Vale) has contributed donation to assist the government in tackling COVID-19. One of donation types is the rapid test kit which used in screening and mapping the spread of Coronavirus surrounding the PT Vale operational area. and buffer area in three provinces, namely South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi.

During September 2020, PT Vale has handed over additional 130,000 units of rapid test kit. Donations were given to the government of South Sulawesi Province (40,000 units), Masamba City (5,000 units), Palopo City (5,000 units), Toraja Regency (5,000 units), North Toraja Regency (5,000 units), Central Sulawesi Province (26,500 units), Morowali Regency (3,500 units), Southeast Sulawesi Province (20,000 units), Kolaka Regency (10,000 units) and North Kolaka Regency (10,000 units).

This support brings the total donation of rapid test kits to 271,120 units which distributed to the provincial, district/regency and city governments in the three provinces surrounding PTVI concession area. The support for tackling COVID-19 was welcomed by the governments and by the Task Force of COVID-19. The donation of rapid test kits was simultaneously delivered by representatives of PT Vale’s Government Relations and received directly by the regents, mayors, heads of offices, and government representatives in the 10 areas mentioned above.

According to PT Vale’s Director of Support & Site Services, Agus Superiadi, this support is a form of corporate social responsibility, especially in supporting government’s efforts to handle Corona outbreak and reduce the burden on the government and society in the midst of this pandemic.

“The effort to tackle COVID-19 in each region is extraordinary. However, we face so many limitations, including the provision of test kits and personal protective equipment for health workers. Thus PT Vale tries to contribute and work hand in hand to help the government and society to handle COVID-19. Hopefully our support can ease their burden,” said Agus Superiadi.

Besides the contribution to the Coronavirus handling, PT Vale also provided logistic assistance, rescue and evacuation activities, and heavy equipment provision in the effort to restore Masamba and North Luwu regency after the flash flood that occurred last July.


Indonesia: To Help Tackling Coronavirus, PT Vale Distributes Additional 130,000 Rapid Test Kits