Environment and forestry Minister, Siti 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. Minister Nurbaya appreciated APP Sinar Mas movement producing medical masks to help front liners during pandemic.
“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.
While APP expressed its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to join the government efforts to tackle COVID-19.
“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.
APP Sinar Mas produced a 3-layer surgical mask under the name MediShield by Paseo. These masks are now in the market after previously made to medical personnel and field workers only. Since the first release in June, nearly 3 million MediShield masks have been sold on the market.