KRI Semarang to transport Singapore's aid for Batam residents

KRI Semarang to transport Singapore's aid for Batam residents

Naval warship KRI Semarang will arrive with drums containing hand sanitizer concentrate from Singapore on Wednesday (April 8, 2020). (ANTARA/HO-Indonesian Embassy in Singapore/sh)

Batam (ANTARA) - Indonesian Navy warship KRI Semarang has been deployed to transport hand sanitizer concentrate provided by Singapore as part of coronavirus relief efforts for Batam City, Riau Islands Province.

“It (hand sanitizer concentrate from Singapore) will be delivered today by KRI Semarang," coordinator of the Social, Information and Cultural Function of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore, Ratna Lestari Harjana, said in a short message here on Wednesday.

The aid follows a phone conversation between Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo to improve bilateral cooperation in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harjana said Singapore would send 2,100 liters of hand sanitizer concentrate (alcohol free), which would be diluted with water to make 210 thousand liters of hand sanitizer for the Batam City administration.

The Batam City administration would distribute 0.5 liter of hand sanitizer to each resident family with the help of the military and police, Sinarmas, and Tuan Sing Holdings.

Meanwhile, Assistant I of the Batam City Administration, Yusfa Hendri, said the authorities have prepared trucks to distribute hand sanitizers to residents. (INE)

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