Heavy rain for one week in Jakarta caused several regions to be flooded. According to the Governor of DKI Jakarta, estimated lost due to flooding was up to Rp 20 Trillion and besides the economy, the flood also claimed 20 lives and displaced 33,500 people. That make Jakarta on Emergency status caused by flood in almost every area on January 17th, 2013. Jakarta was paralyzed on that day. Bunderan HI is a well known trademark of city center and business district, was also flooded.
Sysmex Indonesia was also affected by the floods as we have to close the office early on that day and we cannot do the delivery to our customers in Jakarta.
The worst flood happened in Pluit, North Jakarta up to 150cm for almost one week after flood paralyzed Jakarta. Several factors that caused very terrible floods was; leeve Kanal Banjir Barat (KBB) was collapse on Jl. Latuharhary and high tide sea water exacerbate flooding in the Pluit region. Hundreds of refugees – the elderly, women and children were forced to live with the potluck condition at the Village Office Penjaringan that used as evacuation shelters.
Flooded at Pluit, Penjaringan area Pluit, Penjaringan evacuation shelter
Motivated by the sense of care to each other, Sysmex Indonesia’s management and employees also participated in giving donation to the victims especially the poor community as part of our CSR program, held on last Wednesday January 23, 2013.
CSR team became state witnesses flood victims in Pluit, Penjaringan shelter. In the Middle of the poor condition of the flood victims are still able to do something for their fellow victims. One was a masseuse; he took a position in the corner and willing to selflessly relief flood victims by giving free massages. The volunteers also brighten the atmosphere by getting the kids to play and sing.
Volunteers gave lesson to flood victim’s children. They also brighten the atmosphere made the children play and sing.
In distributing all the donations, Sysmex Indonesia’s CSR team cooperated with the representative from Pluit District, Penjaringan Mr. Nursetiono; Deputy of Pluit District in charge as the coordinator of donation in that area.
The CSR team hoped that the flood will end soon and the flood victims will be able to return to their home, and the government can keep their promise to improve the drainage system so that flooding will not occur again in the future.
Sysmex Indonesia handing company donations to the representatives
Sysmex Indonesia donated food, primary needs and cleaning product, mineral water, medicines and baby equipment.