Bank Mandiri CEO Zulkifli Zaini has handed over water purifiers to flood victims in Jakartain Pesing and Pluit, Penjaringan. The event, which was witnessed by State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan, Bank Mandiri Micro and Retail Banking Director Budi G Sadikin, and Bank Mandiri Finance and Strategy Director Pahala N Mansury, took place in Jakarta on Sunday (20/1).
In addition to the water purifiers, Bank Mandiri also delivered 2,000 aid packages to residents in the Pesing and Pluit areas on Sunday, bringing the total number of packages distributed by the Bank between Friday and Sunday to 8,000, worth a total of Rp 2 billion in monetary terms. The packages included essential foodstuffs, sanitation requisites, medicines, and paraffin stoves.
Bank Mandiri CEO Zulkifli Zaini said that the assistance was part of the Bank’s efforts to play a greater role in helping the community. "The flood victims are in dire need of clean water, which is why we have taken the initiative of providing them with water purifiers," Zulkifli said.
The domestically produced water purifiers do not use electricity and, in addition to the emergency response period, will be able to be used later after the floodwaters subside.
Bank Mandiri has been providing assistance to the flood victims since Friday, when it distributed 1,500 aid packages to residents in Grogol and Jelambar. The aid drive continued on Saturday, when the Bank joined forces with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) to deliver 4,500 aid packages to flood victims in Rawa Buaya, Jatinegara.
The packages were symbolically handed over by Bank Mandiri Deputy CEO Riswinandi to BNPB /SRC representative PB Hasto Atmoko, and were delivered to various places that had been agreed on in advance by the Bank and the BNPB, including Kampung Melayu, Pluit, and Kalibata.
"It's important for us to ensure that the Bank's presence in society is truly felt as it is the support of the public that has made Bank Mandiri the largest bank in Indonesia," said Zulkifli Zaini.