Bukit Asam Empowers UMKM to Produce Tens of Thousands Masks

Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) plans to provide tens of thousands of masks to be distributed to several districts in Muara Enim Regency, South Sumatra.

As a commitment to support the empowerment of UMKM or Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) amid the current pandemic, for the initial stage, at least 30,000 masks were produced in collaboration with 14 MSMEs including convection and village-owned enterprises in Muara Enim Regency. The masks have comfortable fabric specifications suitable for activities outside the house.

To distribute the masks, Bukit Asam in cooperation with the Communication Forum of RT/ RW/ Kadus of Lawang Kidul District, Muara Enim Regency, took the initial distribution point in Lingga Village and Pasar Tanjung Enim Village, Tuesday (4/14/2020).

Communication Forum Chairman of RT/ RW/ Kadus in the Lawang Kidul Subdistrict, Nesti Gestonaini appreciated that, “the masks distribution was carried out through RT/RW/Kadus so that the distributions of masks would be more effective and avoiding swarming of people,” said Nesti.

Furthermore, the masks will be distributed to a number of kelurahan (higher villages) and other villages in stages with a total of 2000 masks for each village.

The mask distribution was also carried out through local communities such as the Muara Enim District Women's and Children's Care Forum, Tanjung Enim Bersih, Muara Enim Regional Police Station, Muara Enim Koramil, etc. Bukit Asam hopes this program will help the business continuity of MSMEs and the welfare of general public in the midst of COVID-19 outbreak.

Source : www.cnbcindonesia.com