PTBA Had Distributed IDR60 Billion of CSR Funds until August 2020

Up to August 2020, PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) had recorded to distribute IDR60 billion of the corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSR) funds in the form of the Partnership and Community Development Program (PKBL). 

The implementation of PKBL distribution was in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of State for SOEs Number: PER-09-MBU/07/2015 dated July 3, 2015 concerning State-Owned Enterprises partnership programs and environmental development programs, as last amended by the Regulation of the Minister of State for SOEs Number: PER-02-MBU/04/2020 dated April 2, 2020.

In accordance with this mandate, the IDR 7.6 Billion partnership program funds consisting of loan funds and coaching funds were distributed to 166 small businesses, covering the following sectors:

1. Industrial sector

2. The trade sector

3. Agricultural sector

4. The livestock sector

5. Plantation sector

6. Fishery sector

7. Service sector

8. Other sectors

9. Cooperation with other institutions

As to the community development program funds were distributed for the following programs:

1. Victims of natural disasters

2. Education or training

3. Improvement of public health

4. Development of infrastructure and or public facilities

5. Worship places

6. Nature preservation

7. Poverty alleviation as community social program

Realization details of PT Bukit Asam Tbk's PKBL distribution funds until August 2020 were as follows:

1. Natural disasters IDR15.16 billion

2. Education and training IDR9.65 billion

3. Public health IDR1.97 billion

4. Public facilities and infrastructure IDR10.7 billion

5. Facilities of worship IDR3.6 billion

6. Nature conservation IDR598 million

7. Community social IDR10.7 billion

Among the distribution of PKBL funds, IDR15.3 billion was distributed for the Covid-19 response, consisting of medical device assistance, direct assistance to public and community, facilities and infrastructure to support health protocols, prevention of the spread of covid-19 socialization, and others.

Assistance to the community was provided not only for residents around the PTBA mining area in Muara Enim, Lahat, and Prabumulih districts, but also those of other provinces in Sumatra, through the Assignment of the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) for Incidental Community Development.

To date, PTBA continues to actively provide public socialization about covid-19 spread prevention, such as habituation in washing hands, using masks, social distancing, coughing etiquette, and so on.