Bank DBS Indonesia collaborated with Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment in donating medical equipments to fight Covid-19 | Bahasa

Indonesia.14 May 2020

Through medical equipments and food packages worth of SGD2.5 million or equal to IDR 26.2 billion, Bank DBS Indonesia helps encounter Covid-19

Indonesia, 14 May 2020 - Bank DBS Indonesia donated medical equipments to support the fight against Covid-19 through the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, which will be passed on to the Covid-19 National Task Force.

The medical equipments included 100,000 Rapid Test Kits, 15,000 Virus Transport Medium (VTM) Kits, 5,000 Swab Test Kits, two Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines, and 3,000 units of PCR test kits which will be gradually distributed by the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment.

 “As we know, the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase day by day. However, the most important aspects is access to test kits and reliable results. The more access to tests will help to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Thus, we feel it is very important to donate several types of Covid-19 testing tools to the government,” said President Director of PT Bank DBS Indonesia, Paulus Sutisna.

The collaboration between Bank DBS Indonesia and the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment is expected to inspire other parties to support the country’s fight against Covid-19 pandemic, as well as to help people gain access to testing facilities and help daily wage workers affected by the pandemic. In addition to the medical equipments, Bank DBS Indonesia also donated basic needs to daily wage workers who were laid off due to the pandemic.

 “We appreciate Bank DBS Indonesia’s contribution to help more people gain access to Covid-19 tests by donating these medical equipments. The government is committed to conduct more Covid-19 tests, and is open to any parties who want to help, so as to further reduce the virus spread. These medical equipments will be distributed to several hospitals as well as medical schools in several universities, and partnering with the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) to handle the distribution process,” said the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Jenderal TNI (Purn) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

The Head of Covid-19 National Task Force who is also Head of BNPB, Doni Monardo, also attended the medical equipment handover, as part of the efforts to decrease the number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia.

“The participation from Bank DBS Indonesia will strengthen our strategy in overcoming Covid-19 pandemic. With more Covid-19 test kits that people can easily get access to, the faster detection process will be carried out. We appreciate these efforts from DBS, and we also invite other organizations to participate in handling Covid-19,” said Doni. 

In April 2020, DBS Bank distributed SGD10.5 million or equal to IDR104.8 billion to help the Covid-19 affected communities in the six main countries where DBS Bank operates, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, and Taiwan. Indonesia received the largest donations worth SGD2.5 million or equal to IDR26.2 billion, which will be used to help the affected societies, ranging from medical workers to people who rely on daily income. The donation given by DBS Group is part of the "DBS Stronger Together Fund" campaign.

 “Covid-19 pandemic has a huge impact not only in daily lives but also the economy as a whole. It is the responsibility of all of us to be able to contribute from any aspects and help to ease the burden of both the society and government so that we can overcome the crisis immediately,” said Director of Institutional Banking Group PT Bank DBS Indonesia, Kunardy Lie.


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About Ministry of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment

The Ministry of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia is a ministry under and responsible to the President, and is led by a Coordinating Minister which since 23 October 2019 is held by Jenderal TNI (Purn) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

The Ministry of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment has the task to organize coordination, synchronization, and control of Ministry affairs in  the administration of government in the maritime and investment fields.

In carrying out the tasks referred to Article 2, Ministry of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment carries out the function of:

  1. coordination and synchronization of the formulation, determination, and implementation of Ministry / Institution policies related to issues in the maritime and investment fields.
  2. issue management and handling in maritime and investment fields;
  3. coordinating the implementation of tasks, coaching, and provide administrative support to all organization elements within the Ministry of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment;
  4. escort of national priority program and other policies which has been set in the Cabinet Meeting;
  5. solving problems that cannot be resolved or agreed between the Ministry / Institution and ensure the implementation of the decision.
  6. managing state property / assets which are the responsibility of the Ministry of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment; and
  7. control of the implementation of the tasks within the Ministry of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment.