PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk is continuing its commitment to actively assist the government in handling COVID-19. On 2 July 2020 at the BPBD Cilegon, Banten, the company provided 500 FluQuadri influenza vaccines for medical workers to protect them from the virus transmission. The assistance was delivered through the COVID-19 Task Force of Cilegon City, which will be distributed by the Health Service to all Community Health Centers in the city. These vaccines are expected to increase the immunity of the medical staff who make direct contact with COVID-19 patients.
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, as one of the business which actively involved in assisting the government in handling COVID-19, donated five positive pressure swab booths to protect medical personnel from potential virus infection. This swab booth is an innovative SCG solution that uses a pressure generator to allow the air inside the room to remain clean and sterile when medical personnel examines or take patient samples. This donation was submitted together with the assistance from SCG Indonesia to the National Disaster Management Agency on 10 June 2020 to be distributed to various hospitals.
The corona virus has been declared by WHO as a global pandemic and non-natural disasters in the form of disease outbreaks, so efforts must be taken to prevent cases from increasing.
In the midst of an emergency situation like this, Chandra Asri places the comfort, safety, and health of employees as a top priority. To that end, we apply strict health procedures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Chandra Asri's environment.
Continuing its commitment as a growth partner for the government, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk together with members of DPD RI Prof. Dr. Hj. Sylviana Murni, S.H., M.Si collaborated to provide a social assistance package to 1200 orange forces in Jakarta on 25 May 2020. The assistance was delivered together with the Deputy Governor of DKI Jakarta Ir. H. Ahmad Riza Patria, M.B.A., and Head of DKI Jakarta Environment Agency Ir. H. Andono Warih, M.Sc.
This assistance was provided as a form of appreciation to the orange forces who continue their duties amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This donation is expected to help their daily needs.
As a growth partner for the government, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk is committed to supporting adequate facilities and infrastructure to implement Clean and Healthy Behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 20 May 2020, Chandra Asri and PT Penguin Indonesia donated 50 water tanks to the Cilegon City Government. The donation was also distributed to Government agencies at the sub-district and urban village levels, the Police Department, as well as several places of worship and schools in Cilegon. Through this donation, community discipline in maintaining personal hygiene is expected to be realized, so that the spread of COVID-19 could be reduced.
As a growth partner, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk continues its commitment to supporting the communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 11 May 2020, Chandra Asri together with Ikatan Pemulung Indonesia (IPI) donated thousands of food packages to the scavengers in the Jakarta metropolitan area. The donations were distributed to scavengers in the Rawasari area of Central Jakarta, Rawamangun area of East Jakarta, Pinang Ranti, and Rawa Badung Cakung. This support was given to help scavengers directly affected income reduction during the pandemic.
Scavengers are an informal sector that is important in the plastics recycling chain. Therefore, Chandra Asri always supports IPI to continuously increase the level of plastic recycling and reduce unmanaged plastic waste.
On 4 May 2020, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk distributed rice packages to 1100 families in several villages in the Anyer district and Task Force of COVID-19 in Gunung Sugih, Ciwandan sub-district. As an effort to empower local farmers, Chandra Asri donated Jaseng rice, which is a harvest from local farmers in Serang.
In addition to donations in the form of rice packages, Chandra Asri also distributed masks to the community as a preventive measure to slow the rate of transmission of COVID--19 in Cilegon and Serang. Hopefully this assistance can ease the burden on communities whose economic conditions are affected by this pandemic situation.
As a growth partner, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk committed to supporting the communities around the company in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the holy month of Ramadan. On 24 April 2020, Chandra Asri together with Barito Pacific Group, Star Energy, and Yayasan Bakti Barito donated thousands of food packages to the community around Wisma Barito Pacific, Jakarta. This support was intended to help the community around the office area, especially at Slipi. This food package donation can fulfill the community’s basic needs for three to four weeks.
Chandra Asri in collaboration with Mpoin donated 135 water tanks to Central Java in mid-April. This collaboration was created because of the important role of plastic water tanks that are durable, sturdy, and can protect from germs, bacteria, also viruses.
This water tank made from Chandra Asri's Polyethylene raw material and processed into a water tank by Mpoin. It will be used as a handwashing facility in schools by the city and district governments in Central Java. This is to maintain the hygiene of the students in order to remain hygienic so as to avoid transmission of COVID-19. Because it contains antimicrobial ingredients, this water tank can protect water quality from bacteria or germs.
This collaboration is a support from two companies to assist local governments in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid a pandemic of COVID-19 in Indonesia, PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk is committed to supporting hospitals in the supply of medical equipment. Chandra Asri in collaboration with Sulfindo Adiusaha distributed thousands of medical equipment such as rapid test equipment, protective clothing, masks and gloves to several hospitals in Banten and Jakarta. The distribution of medical equipment began on 9 April 2020, and gradually.
This medical equipment support was handed over to seven hospitals in Banten, namely Krakatau Medika Hospital Cilegon, Banten Provincial Hospital, Serang District Hospital, Cilegon City Hospital, Tangerang City Hospital, Tangerang Provincial Hospital, and Balaraja Hospital. Medical equipment was also distributed to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta.
The distribution of medical equipment in Cilegon, Serang, Tangerang, and Jakarta is a support for the handling of COVID-19 with the total amount of Rp40 billion from Prajogo Pangestu, as the Founder of Chandra Asri and Barito Pacific Group.