Freeport Drops Tons of Food to Mitigate Famine in Papua

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  • Tambang terbuka Grasberg, PT. Freeport Indonesia di Tembagapura, Mimika, Timika, Papua. ANTARA/M Agung Rajasa

    Tambang terbuka Grasberg, PT. Freeport Indonesia di Tembagapura, Mimika, Timika, Papua. ANTARA/M Agung Rajasa

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - PT Freeport Indonesia sent 3.3 tons of food supplies to Agandugumi district, Puncak Regency, Papua, to mitigate famine resulted in extreme weather that hit the district over the last few weeks.


    Ledy Simarmata, the superintendent of media relations & Engagement at PT Freeport Indonesia, revealed that the food supplies were delivered by two units of Airfast helicopters on Friday, July 17, 2015.


    According to Ledy, PT Freeport coordinated with the Social Ministry to deliver the assistance.


    “The assistance was a part of PT Freeport Indonesia’s corporate social responsibility program for Indonesian people, particularly in Papua,” Ledy said in a press release on Friday, July 2015, as reported by Bisnis.com.


    Ledy hopes that the assistance would help to mitigate the effect of the extreme weather that hit Puncak Regency. In addition to Puncak Regency, Lanny Jaya was also affected by the extreme weather that claimed 11 lives.


    BISNIS.COM