Hopefully, this movement would revive domestic trade.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi has said he hopes the ‘United for Indonesia’ campaign would help accelerate national economic recovery.

"Hopefully, this movement would revive domestic trade,” he said at an online press conference on Monday.

Lauding the movement, the minister said it can serve as a good example of mutual cooperation (gotong royong) among communities, especially as Indonesia commemorates its 76th Independence Day.

The ‘United for Indonesia’ campaign has been initiated by Grab Indonesia along with other 23 brands. It aims to assist the handling of COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia through fundraising.

"Donations will be disbursed to COVID-19 pandemic fighters, comprising health facilities -- hospitals and health centers -- health workers, communities and children suffering from COVID-19, as well as small merchants affected by the pandemic," country managing director of Grab Indonesia, Neneng Goenadi, said.

In the first phase, Grab Indonesia and five other brands -- Emtek, Accenture, Ovo, Microsoft, and Indosat Ooredo -- will donate Rp11 billion to the program, she informed.

Next, the corporation will collect donations from users using the promo code ‘BERSATU’ ('UNITED'), she informed. Grab Indonesia will donate Rp5 thousand for every code used, she said.

The second stage of the fundraising is targeted to reach Rp1 billion, she added.

Emtek Group, Ovo, Hokben, Aqua, Kopi Kenangan, Mayora, Lifebuoy, Bakmi GM, Solaria, Bukalapak, Ngikan, Martabak Pecenongan 78, Accenture, Microsoft, Indosat Ooredoo, Herbamuno+, and Indomaret will be involved in the second phase of donations, the country managing director said.

The program, which was launched on July 23, 2021, ends on August 30, 2021. Donations will be distributed through the Benih Baik platform, Goenadi said.(

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