The Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) received a donation of 20 ventilators worth around IDR 5.4 billion from PT Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI). The submission was made directly by Hyundai Motor Asia Pacific President, Young Tack Lee, to BKPM Chairman, Bahlil Lahadalia, at the BKPM office on June, 18. This donation is a form of commitment to assist the Indonesian Government in handling COVID-19, especially the critical patients who require a ventilator. The ventilators will be distributed to hospitals in need.
The BKPM Chairman expressed his appreciation to Hyundai for their contribution and friendship. "Representing the Government, I would like to thank you profusely. This pandemic occurs in almost all the countries and therefore we must help each other. This donation is very useful, especially in areas that still have limited medical equipment," Bahlil said.
BKPM assesses the positive commitment shown by Hyundai based on the excellent relations between Indonesia and South Korea. "Both countries are very good friends. Indonesia and South Korea will continue to have a better relationship going forward," Bahlil explained.
Hyundai Motor Asia Pacific President, Young Tack Lee, said that Hyundai is committed to be a caring and socially responsible company and continues to support the Indonesian Government in the fight against COVID-19.
"We realized the importance of a ventilator for the care of COVID-19 patients, so we are working with the Good Neighbors to provide this equipment. We hope that this donation will be useful and the COVID-19 pandemic will end soon. We also thank BKPM for their commitment to facilitate our investment in Indonesia," said Young Tack Lee.
This donation is not the first time given by Hyundai to the Indonesian Government in handling COVID-19. During April 2020, Hyundai made a series of donations, including giving 50,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through BNPB; assisting the West Java Government to carry out a rapid test of COVID-19 using the drive-thru method in Tambun, Bekasi; as well as working with the Grab Special Fleet in providing Hyundai Ioniq Electric cars to transport health workers in three referral hospitals in Jakarta. This transportation service is still available today and has transported health workers with a total of 3,200 people.
Profile of PT Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI)
PT Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI) from South Korea is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, which manufactures four-wheeled vehicles and was established in Indonesia in 2019. Located in Delta Mas City, Central Cikarang, West Java, the total value of PT HMMI's investment plans will reach USD 1.55 billion until 2030. PT HMMI plans to start commercial production at the end of 2021, with a production capacity of 150,000 units/year or can reach a maximum production capacity of 250,000 units/year. In addition to supply the local Indonesian market, PT HMMI will also export Hyundai products to other ASEAN regions, including Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. (*)