In the midst of the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic in Indonesia and in other countries, news of grief returned to the country. Flash floods have hit 6 (six) subdistricts in North Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi on Monday night (13/07). The Regional Disaster Management Agency ("BPBD") of North Luwu Regency said that the flash flood was triggered by high rainfall intensity 2 (two) days before the disaster. The rain water discharge caused Masamba River, Rongkang River and Rada River to overflow, causing flash floods in the area. The flash floods hit residents' settlements and other public facilities covered with mud. As a result, many residents fled and needed help with basic needs.
PT PP (Persero) Tbk, one of the leading construction and investment companies in Indonesia ("the Company") also provided natural disaster relief to the victims of the flash flood. The Company was represented by the Pare-Pare Railroad Project Team and Makassar New Port immediately headed to the location of the flash flood disaster by traveling overland for 12 (twelve) hours. The Long Journey did not dampen the enthusiasm and steps of the project team to bring aid to the location of the natural disaster.
The company provides assistance to victims of flash floods in the form of emergency food packages and blankets. The assistance was handed over directly by the project team to H. Muslim Muchtar as the Head of North Luwu BPBD. In addition, the Company also mobilized assistance in the form of heavy equipment consisting of 2 (two) excavators and 5 (five) dump trucks to assist in the process of cleaning mud and opening access roads in the flash flood area.