Employees collect the Humanitarian Fund
Until the fifth day of Belitung and Belitung Timur flood disaster, PT Timah's Emergency Response Group (ERG) team is still in the field helping the flood victims. PT Timah's emergency response team activities have even been conducted since Saturday afternoon (15/07), when heavy rain and potentially flooding.
Head of Corporate Secretary Nur Adi Kuncoro said the series of activities of ERG Timah involves a number of personnel with disaster management competencies and post disaster. "The ERG team for the Belitung disaster in the future will be added as needed and the point is the company's commitment to help," Nuradi said.
In addition to the ERG team, on Monday (17/07), PT Timah also deployed medical teams from RSBT and BAZNAS Timah. The team handed down by PT Timah management has the background and competence of disaster management experienced in handling medical response and evacuation. This team had previously been maximized in several disaster areas such as Aceh tsunami, Padang and Bengkulu earthquake, Mentawai tsunami, Merapi volcano in Yogya, and flood in Bangka what time ago.
The arrival of the team is also reinforced with disaster handling equipment, three rubber boat units complete with outboard engines, as well as medicines and logistics ready to be distributed to the people in need. That day the team coordinated with the joint team under the command of the Belitung District Military Command (Kodim Belitung) to directly conduct evacuation and medical (medical response) activities.
"PT Timah is part of the community, and management strongly supports emergency response by the team. Improving temporary access is the most important thing for post-disaster normalization, and we will fully support it, "Nuradi said.
Flooding in Belitung Island also caused a very fast response by employees in this state-owned environment. Not only the office of Belitung Unit which became the post disaster handling, office in Pangkalpinang, Jakarta, Kundur and Cilegon also currently flooded attention from employees. Donations of clothing, money and medicine continued to flow.
"We are very proud of the employee's response. They always have a way to do and this reflects the way companies respond to disaster and social conditions, "said Nuradi.
Until this report was written, ERG Timah team at the post in Pangkalpinang, Tanjung Pandan, Desa Gantung, and Desa Mempiyuk still continue to move to help the flood victims. The latest is the ERG support for hygiene kits such as shovels, hoes, arco, and chainsaws to tidy people's homes in Canggu Village that are not flooded. *