ACTNews, MEDAN - Facilitated by Pelabuhan Indonesia I, the preparation for the departure of the Humanitarian Ship for West Sulawesi went successfully. PT Meratus Line provided the ship that is used to deliver the aid to West Sulawesi.
Three containers of humanitarian aid from the people of North Sumatra and Aceh were loaded to the ship that anchored off Belawan Harbor in Medan, Tuhursday (2/11/2021). Nearly 100 tons of aid packages were collected from the people of Medan, Labuhanbatu, Banda Aceh and Lhokseumawe.
The loading ceremony of the Humanitarian Ship for West Sulawesi was attended by ACT North Sumatra Branch Manager Yessi Oktaviana, Head of North Sumatra Regional Disaster Mitigation Board Riadil Akhir Lubis, ACT Labuhan Batu Branch Manager M Dani Aswin and ACT Banda Aceh Branch Manager Lisdayanti. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of PT Meratus Line-Pelabuhan Indonesia I and representatives of the North Sumatra High Prosecutor's Office who donated the best three tons of rice.
The Meratus Ship that is used as the Humanitarian Ship for West Sulawesi. (ACTNews)
Yessi Oktaviana, expressed her gratitude for the support from Pelindo-1 and PT Meratus Line. "The Humanitarian Ship Program is not just a ship carrying tons of aid packages, but also as a form of care from the residents of North Sumatra for their fellow Indonesians affected by disasters," she said.
Riadil Akhir Lubis welcomed this excellent initiative, hoping that such activities will continue. He was sure that there were many generous people in North Sumatra who are willing to help their fellow Indonesians who are affected by disasters. "We hope that Meratus Line and Pelindo I can provide a second chance for the next two weeks," hoped Lubis.
On Wednesday (2/10/2021), a fundraising banquet was held at the Office of the Governor of North Sumatra where IDR 800 million was raised for the disaster victims
The Meratus ship carrying humanitarian aid will depart from Medan for South Sulawesi, Saturday (2/13/2021). After arriving in Makassar City, this aid will be distributed to Majene and Mamuju.