Friday, 30 July 2021

Tanoto Foundation Donated 200 Tons of Rice to West Java  

Tanoto Foundation donated 200 tons of rice to help people in West Java who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic.

The donation was handed over symbolically by External Affairs Director at Tanoto Foundation, Ari Gudadi, to the representative of West Java Police, Sr. Comr. M. Syahduddi, and the Commander of the Military Area Command (Pangdam) III/Siliwangi, Maj. Gen. TNI Nugroho Budi Wiryanto.

(From left to right, External Affairs Director at Tanoto Foundation, Ari Gudadi, and the representative of West Java Police, Sr. Comr. M. Syahduddi)

Sr. Comr. M. Syahduddi stated that the implementation of restrictions in West Java, known as the PPKM Darurat, had been successful in reducing the transmission of Covid-19 in the province, as evidenced in the decreasing number of confirmed cases and bed occupancy rate. According to Syahduddi, the rice donation from Tanoto Foundation will further support the implementation of PPKM Darurat.

“However, we are also balancing this [restrictions] with donations from West Java Police and other police stations under our jurisdiction, and so far, this has been effective in supporting the implementation of PPKM Darurat. Hence, I would like to express my upmost gratitude to Tanoto Foundation for this rice donation,” said Sr. Comr. Syahduddi.

Pangdam III/Siliwangi, Maj. Gen. TNI Nugroho Budi Wiryanto, emphasized that the pandemic had been declared as a non-natural disaster, and that it could not be resolved by one institution alone.

(From left to right, External Affairs Director at Tanoto Foundation, Ari Gudadi, and Pangdam III/Siliwangi, Maj. Gen. TNI Nugroho Budi Wiryanto)

“Once again, I would like to thank Tanoto Foundation for this donation. Rice is a staple food among our people. We would like to make sure that it is distributed rightly to poor people and those who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Maj. Gen. Nugroho.

Tanoto Foundation is committed to supporting the government of Indonesia in the fight against Covid-19, from providing oxygen to hospitals and patients to donating basic staples. Stay safe and let’s do what we can so we can all get through this together.

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