PTFI Sends Emergency Team to Assist in Recovery and Relief to West Sulawesi
18 January 2021
Two earthquakes rocked the Mamuju and Majene areas in West Sulawesi on January 14 and 15, causing landslides, casualties and property damage.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources asked all mining companies in Indonesia to help, and in response, PTFI sent four members of its Emergency Preparedness & Rescue team. They left Mozes Kilangin, Timika Airport on January 16, said Periyadi, the Lowlands Occupational Health and Safety Manager. The men joined the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources' emergency response team in the humanitarian work.
According to Periyadi, PTFI leaders continue to coordinate with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources for the next steps in the disaster response efforts in the local areas.
The earthquake in Majene destroyed many public facilities, including the office of the Governor of West Sulawesi, hospital, houses for residents and other buildings.
The team brought rescue equipment and medical supplies. In addition, the team is following health and safety protocols to protect themselves and disaster victims from COVID-19.
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