West Sumbawa, December 5, 2022 -A few days ago, the M5.6 magnitude earthquake in Cianjur caused many fatalities and damaged the infrastructure. Based on data from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia as of December 1, 2022, the number of victims who died was 329, with a total of 114,683 refugees. Seeing the magnitude of the damage and loss of life caused, PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (AMMAN) distributed humanitarian aid and its emergency response personnel to help Cianjur’s victims. AMMAN Site Director Wudi Raharjo symbolized the handover of the humanitarian donation to Senior Mine Inspector / Head of Mine Safety Dwinanto Herlambang, S.T., and Junior Mine Inspector Alex Sander Lumban Gaol S.T., M.T. of the Directorate General of Minerals and Coal.
A total of 440 units of mattresses, 7 units of tents measuring 25×9 meters, logistical assistance in the form of food and basic needs for children and toddlers, sanitation equipment, and 9 personnel consisting of AMMAN employees and business partners with expertise in emergency, evacuation and disaster relief are sent from the Batu Hijau site, West Sumbawa Regency (KSB). The delivery process is carried out simultaneously based on close coordination with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Disaster Preparedness and related regional governments.
Vice President of Corporate Communications of AMMAN Kartika Octaviana said, “All levels of management, AMMAN employees, and business partners express their deep condolences, especially for the residents affected by this natural disaster directly and indirectly. The humanitarian mission and the donations we distribute are a form of the company’s concern to help ease the burden on the communities impacted by the disaster.”
Later for the next 14 days, the personnel sent will assist in handling post-disaster recovery with their skills, such as constructing temporary shelters, distributing and securing logistical assistance. In various natural disasters in Indonesia, AMMAN has actively participated in helping victims of natural disasters, including the Lombok earthquake in 2018 and the earthquake in Majene, West Sulawesi, in 2021, to the Bima flood disaster in 2021.