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Fighting COVID-19 as One, Sinar Mas donated oxygen to Jambi


Jambi, 9 August 2021 – The high number of COVID-19 daily cases in Indonesia prompted Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food to donate oxygen to Jambi. This morning, an ISO tank with a capacity of 18 tonnes of liquid oxygen was delivered by our representatives to the Governor of Jambi, Dr. H. Al Haris, S. Sos., M.H. and Deputy Chief of Jambi  Regional Police, Brigjen. (Pol) Yudawan.

“We hope this can help maintain the availability of oxygen for COVID-19 patients in Jambi, so the recovery rate continues to increase while the fatality rate decreases,” explained Mr. Susanto Yang, CEO of Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food for Jambi region.

Meanwhile, Mr. Saleh Husin, Managing Director of Sinar Mas, mentioned, “The donation from Sinar Mas’ various business pillars constitutes part of the business world’s solidarity in the fight against this pandemic, particularly around their areas of operations.”

As of 9 August, data from the COVID-19 Handling Task Force of Kota Jambi showed that the city had recorded a daily increase of 103 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infected cases to 1,764. The recovery rate in Jambi is at 157 persons per day, with the total number of recovered cases standing at 5,141. “This donation helps ensure the availability of oxygen in Jambi would be sufficient for the next seven days, allowing us to maintain secure oxygen supplies,” said the Deputy Chief of Police.

The alertness and collaboration of all relevant parties in both the private and public sectors is key to finding solutions to the challenges posed by COVID-19. This collaborative effort to meet the oxygen needs of the Jambi provincial government was made by Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food’s business units in Jambi and PT Lontar Papyrus Pulp & Paper Industry.

Sinar Mas
It all started when a 15-year old Eka Tjipta Widjaja chose the path of entrepreneurship as his walk of life in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on 3 October 1938. Sinar Mas has now grown into a brand carried by multiple corporations having identical corporate values and history, yet independent of each other under separate management entities. With business pillars operating in various sectors, i.e. pulp and paper, agribusiness and food, developer and real estate, financial service, telecommunication and data, and energy and infrastructure, Sinar Mas is a nationwide industry with approximately 380,000 direct employees.

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