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Balikpapan Mayor Recognises Apical Group For COVID-19 Pandemic Support

By June 30, 2020No Comments

The Mayor of Balikapan, Rizal Effendi, has expressed his appreciation of Apical Group’s operations PT Kutai Refinery Nusantara (Apical Balikpapan) for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apical Balikpapan donated 256 food packages to Balikpapan’s COVID-19 Task Force, providing support for local communities and schools.

The food packages were handed over to Mayor Rizal Effendi in front of the Makodim 0905 / Balikpapan on 22 June 2020. Each package comprises 5kg of rice, 1 liter of cooking oil, 1kg of sugar, tea, milk and eggs.

Expressing his gratitude and appreciation of Apical Balikpapan, Mr Rizal said, “This donation will be given to affected communities and schools that are outside the focus of the government assistance program. For this effort, Apical Balikpapan deserves a special award. The company has proactively taken additional measures to continuously respond the COVID-19 pandemic.”

A special appreciation of Apical Group’s PT Kutai Refinery Nusantara by the Mayor of Balikpapan, for Apical’s support of communities during the pandemic

Committed to its 5Cs operating principle of doing good for the community, country, climate, customer and company, Apical Balikpapan followed up the food package donation efforts with a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on 26 June 2020.

“If there is anything COVID-19 can teach us, it will be a new form of caring. It has shown us how we are all connected in challenging times such as the current pandemic. We hope to be able to continue our assistance to ease the burden of affected communities. We also hope the community finds this donation helpful and give them support and encouragement they need,” said Dodi Saputra, Apical Balikpapan Human Relations.

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