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Minister conveys appreciation for APP, APRIL’s efforts amid COVID-19
August 10, 2020

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JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has expressed her appreciation for the follow-up actions taken by pulp and paper giants APP and APRIL to produce masks using raw materials from Indonesia’s pulpwood plantations.

As previously reported by FORESTHINTS.NEWS (Mar 26), as directed by President Joko Widodo, Minister Nurbaya initiated a joint force with business groups aimed at manufacturing products to be donated to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak using the country’s raw materials. 

“APP and APRIL have joined forces with the government to great effect. In line with President Joko Widodo's directive, I endorsed this move which has enabled the forestry industry to produce masks with raw materials from forestry concessions," Minister Nurbaya explained while presenting an update on these collaborative efforts (Aug 9).

“I really appreciate the actions taken by APP and APRIL,” she stated. 

APP produces medical masks, while APR (APRIL group) supplies viscose-rayon, which its customers or other business players, including MSMEs, can use to make masks.  

The first photo below shows a medical mask product from APP which is already on the market. The second photo, meanwhile, is an example of the viscose-rayon cloth masks from APR/APRIL which are made by other business players.



“We are happy that these companies have joined forces with the government to contribute in assisting with this difficult situation. Now, it is up to them to determine their level of commitment to helping targeted recipients during the COVID-19 crisis through their products,” said Minister Nurbaya. 

“APP and APRIL, along with all other business players, are currently fighting to survive in the face of COVID-19. I really appeal to these two forestry industry groups to try as much as possible to avoid laying anybody off,” she urged. 

Minister's support appreciated

APP expressed its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude (Aug 10) for the leadership of Minister Nurbaya in the joint efforts it has undertaken with the government, and specifically the ministry, since COVID-19 began.

“Her unwavering support for the forestry industry to continue playing a role has contributed to the forestry subsector's growth in the country’s second quarter GDP,” said APP Director Suhendra Wiriadinata.

Meanwhile, President Director of PT RAPP (APRIL's subsidiary) Sihol Aritonang also expressed the company's appreciation (Aug 10) for Minister Nurbaya's support for the production of APR cloth masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.

"We are very grateful to Minister Nurbaya for her support for APR. APRIL/APR continues to support the government's agenda to reduce the transmission level of COVID-19, including by making masks from rayon to help communities," he said. 

Ministry data indicates that production levels of the upstream forestry industry remain stable amid COVID-19, in particular from pulpwood plantations, thereby ensuring a steady supply of pulpwood to meet downstream business operation targets.  

As recently reported by FORESTHINTS.NEWS (Aug 7), the forestry subsector remained on a positive growth path by the year’s second quarter, an achievement that Minister Nurbaya hopes will extend into the forthcoming third and fourth quarters.


TAGS: PULP AND PAPER , FORESTRY , COVID-19

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Minister conveys appreciation for APP, APRIL’s efforts amid COVID-19
August 10, 2020

facebookfinal.png wafinal.png twitterfinal.png emailfinal.png

JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has expressed her appreciation for the follow-up actions taken by pulp and paper giants APP and APRIL to produce masks using raw materials from Indonesia’s pulpwood plantations.

As previously reported by FORESTHINTS.NEWS (Mar 26), as directed by President Joko Widodo, Minister Nurbaya initiated a joint force with business groups aimed at manufacturing products to be donated to assist with the COVID-19 outbreak using the country’s raw materials. 

“APP and APRIL have joined forces with the government to great effect. In line with President Joko Widodo's directive, I endorsed this move which has enabled the forestry industry to produce masks with raw materials from forestry concessions," Minister Nurbaya explained while presenting an update on these collaborative efforts (Aug 9).

“I really appreciate the actions taken by APP and APRIL,” she stated. 

APP produces medical masks, while APR (APRIL group) supplies viscose-rayon, which its customers or other business players, including MSMEs, can use to make masks.  

The first photo below shows a medical mask product from APP which is already on the market. The second photo, meanwhile, is an example of the viscose-rayon cloth masks from APR/APRIL which are made by other business players.



“We are happy that these companies have joined forces with the government to contribute in assisting with this difficult situation. Now, it is up to them to determine their level of commitment to helping targeted recipients during the COVID-19 crisis through their products,” said Minister Nurbaya. 

“APP and APRIL, along with all other business players, are currently fighting to survive in the face of COVID-19. I really appeal to these two forestry industry groups to try as much as possible to avoid laying anybody off,” she urged. 

Minister's support appreciated

APP expressed its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude (Aug 10) for the leadership of Minister Nurbaya in the joint efforts it has undertaken with the government, and specifically the ministry, since COVID-19 began.

“Her unwavering support for the forestry industry to continue playing a role has contributed to the forestry subsector's growth in the country’s second quarter GDP,” said APP Director Suhendra Wiriadinata.

Meanwhile, President Director of PT RAPP (APRIL's subsidiary) Sihol Aritonang also expressed the company's appreciation (Aug 10) for Minister Nurbaya's support for the production of APR cloth masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.

"We are very grateful to Minister Nurbaya for her support for APR. APRIL/APR continues to support the government's agenda to reduce the transmission level of COVID-19, including by making masks from rayon to help communities," he said. 

Ministry data indicates that production levels of the upstream forestry industry remain stable amid COVID-19, in particular from pulpwood plantations, thereby ensuring a steady supply of pulpwood to meet downstream business operation targets.  

As recently reported by FORESTHINTS.NEWS (Aug 7), the forestry subsector remained on a positive growth path by the year’s second quarter, an achievement that Minister Nurbaya hopes will extend into the forthcoming third and fourth quarters.


TAGS: PULP AND PAPER , FORESTRY , COVID-19

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