29 June 2023
SOUTH HALMAHERA, 29 June 2023 – PT Trimegah Bangun Persada Tbk (NCKL), also known as Harita Nickel, distributed 31 cows and 3 goats in order to celebrate Eid al-Adha 1444 H / 2023 AD.
Head of Community Affairs Harita Nickel, Latif Supriadi said that distribution of sacrificial animals is routinely carried out every year as a manifestation of gratitude and concern for Harita Nickel to local communities around its operations.
"Through this Eid al-Adha celebration, it is hoped that people especially around the company's operations can directly benefit from Harita Nickel's operations and strengthen ties between company and community," said Latif, Thursday (29/6/2023
He explained, the entire sacrificial animal donation had been distributed prior to Eid al-Adha 1444 H which falls today, Thursday, June 29, 2023.
From a total of 34 sacrificial animals, most of them were distributed to villages around Harita Nickel's operations in Obi Island. A total of 18 villages across three sub-districts in Obi Island, each received one cow.
"The sacrificial animals were handed over directly to Imams as Islamic religious leaders in each village, witnessed by local village government officials," he explained.
Meanwhile, 16 other sacrificial animals were distributed to several areas, i.e.: Bacan Subdistrict in South Halmahera Regency, Ternate City in North Maluku and also around Harita Nickel's office in Jakarta.
Animal distribution was carried out by cooperating with a number of company partners, from government agencies, student organizations to media organizations. Some of the animals were also distributed through mosques and foundations.
Harita Nickel's concern for the community, especially in Obi Island, received appreciation from both government and local religious leaders.
Obi Sub-district Head, represented by Secretary Risno Tjia, in his speech on sacrificial animal ceremony in his area which was concentrated in Laiwui Village, expressed his gratitude to Harita Nickel. He encouraged that well established cooperation between company and community can continue to be improved.
"We thank you for the donation provided by Harita Nickel for all village communities in Obi Subdistrict. We hope this sacrificial animal donation can be useful for residents who are entitled to receive and need it," Risno said.
The same appreciation was also conveyed by the village government and religious leaders in South Obi Subdistrict. Gambaru Village Head, through Village Secretary Imanuel Sousa, said that sacrificial animal donation delivered by Harita Nickel is a manifestation of the company's concern for local people in Obi Island.
"On behalf of village government and the entire Gambaru village community, we support company operations. We hope that the company's presence will be able to support village government programs to improve people's welfare here," he said, agreed by Gambaru Village Imam, Guntur Flori.