Bank Mandiri and Semen Tonasa Provide Clean Water Facilities in Pangkep

Makassar, 12 September 2014 – Bank Mandiri and Semen Tonasa have developed clean water facilities in eight villages in Pangkajane Regency and the Pengkep Islands in North Sulawesi. The facilities, which cost Rp 723.58 million, are capable of meeting the needs of 1,371 households.

The assistance was symbolically handed over by Bank Mandiri Director of Corporate Banking, Fransisca Nelwan Mok, and Semen Tonasa CEO Unggul Attas to ……. in Makassar on Friday (12 Sept). The provision of the clean water facilities reflects the concern felt by Bank Mandiri and Semen Tonasa for communities that continue to face difficulties in accessing clean water around Indonesia.

Fransisca said that Bank Mandiri was committed to playing an active role in helping communities to improve their environments and quality of life. In Pangkep, she said, the new facilities will be a major boon for local people.

“The topography of the Pangkep area consists of a chalk plateau, where water sources are far below the surface. As a result, …………..% of the region has difficult in accessing clean water. This assistance will help communities throughout the area,” Fransisca said.

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Bank Mandiri’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program is based on three main pillars, firstly, self-reliance through education and entrepreneurship, which is promoted through the “Wirausaha Muda Mandiri” (Mandiri Young Entrepreneur) Program and the Mandiri Peduli Pendidikan (Mandiri Cares for Education) Program, both of which are designed to help mold future leaders who are capable of meeting the challenges of global competition.

Secondly, the creation of self-reliant communities through the “Mandiri Bersama Mandiri” (Self Reliant with Mandiri) Program, which involves the integrated mentoring of community groups and communities in the areas of capacity, infrastructure, capability and access.

And finally, the delivery of environmentally friendly facilities through six key programs: providing water supply infrastructure; developing renewable energy; planting trees on critical land; planting and maintaining mangrove trees; developing urban parks, and promoting eco tourism.