Food packages provided as COVID-19 and its restrictions result in hard times
Techenomics Indonesian division PT Tekenomiks Indonesia (PTTI) and its staff are supporting communities, families and individuals who have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through loss of income or even loss of employment.
Balikpapan is one of the companys primary operating areas in Indonesia and has been particularly hard hit as the pandemic restrictions have seen many industries and businesses wind back operations or close completely.
PTTI and its staff have put together 106 packages including rice, sugar, canned fish, cooking oil and noodles to help support needy families in and near the Balikpapan areas in which it operates. The company provided for 50 of these packages while the staff provided 56 packages and put together the packs.
The packages were distributed by staff to residents of Rukun Tetanngga 38 (RT.38) on Saturday, May 2 and to residents of RT.29 on Monday, May 4. The RTs in Indonesia are neighbourhood units.
Lists of families and individuals most in need were presented with vouchers by RT authorities.
On May 2 community members of RT.38 presented the vouchers to PTTI staff members at a collection point. There were 30 packages presented by PTTIs Mr Freddy, Ms Ita and Mr Rahmad with due consideration given to health protocols.
In the second stage on May 4 at RT.29 there were 82 packages to be distributed but taking into account the large number, the RT was invited to collect the basic necessities with this processs overseen by one of the RTs citizens. The RT then distributed the packages to those in need with the symbolic handover to the RT provided by PTTIs Mr Teguh.
A list of RT.29 beneficiaries and proof of handover is being provided to Mr Teguh.
PTTI Acting GM operations Freddy Tamara said the business and its staff were pleased to help support the local communities in which PTTI operated during the tough times experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said PTTI was also pleased to work with the local RT authorities in helping those most in need.
The Balikpapan donations follow similar recent donations of foodstuffs and hygiene equipment by Techenomics in Ghana, West Africa.
The companys local representatives arranged for donations of bags of rice, cooking oils, canned fish, canned tomato paste, drinks, bottled water, hand sanitisers, liquid soaps, Veronica buckets to store running water for washing of hands, tissue papers, gloves and some face masks.
These were made to members of the community in Madina as well as to the Madina police who are on the frontline of enforcing measures aimed at keeping people safe.
Techenomics CEO Chris Adsett says these are unprecedented times and although social distancing measures are keeping colleagues, friends and family members apart, it is vital that those who can support those that are not so well off.
As we have operations in various countries, we have always been a vertically integrated business and are able to provide our goods and services remotely.
We do not have to be on-site or on-location to continue adding value to your business as our consulting and support options provide rapid problem-solving and professional care for superior results.
Another area in which Techenomics is supporting frontline COVID-19 workers is with hospitals in Indonesia. With hospitals at the forefront of the battle Techenomics is offering free condition monitoring to support the ongoing operation of critical hospital auxiliary equipment.
At this time it is crucial that that key equipment such as gensets, chillers, pumps and other mechanical equipment keep operating to ensure hospitals can continue to carry out their vital work.