In response to the ongoing global health crisis, the Changi Airport community has come together to support Indonesia in its fight against the pandemic with a donation of 1,380 oxygen concentrators.
These are donated by Changi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Changi Airport Group (CAG), together with over 30 other airport partners from a range of sectors including retail, engineering and construction, as well as many individual airport staff.
Airline partners Cargolux and Singapore Airlines and logistics partners SATS and CEVA Logistics are undertaking the shipment of the oxygen concentrators from Los Angeles to Singapore and onward to Jakarta.
The first shipment of oxygen concentrators will depart from Singapore today at 1720 hours and is scheduled to arrive in Jakarta at 1805 hours (local time).
CAG has worked closely with the Indonesian embassy in Singapore to facilitate this donation.
The Indonesia Ministry of Health will deploy these oxygen concentrators to hospitals in the country, providing assistance to Covid-19 patients.
Mr Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer of CAG said: “Covid-19 has impacted everyone, and no country has been spared the effects of the pandemic.
“But no country should have to walk this battle path alone.
“I think this was what many of us had in mind when the Changi Airport community came together in a combined effort, to do our small part to help Indonesia, whom Singapore has close links with.
“I sincerely thank all our partners and contributors in this effort.
“We stand with the people of Indonesia during this difficult time and sincerely hope that our contribution will go some way towards saving precious lives.”
His Excellency Suryo Pratomo, Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore said: “This unprecedented situation requires solid communication and collaboration between us to fight the Covid-19 virus.
“No single country can fight this pandemic alone, so strong cooperation is needed. Indonesia and Singapore have showcased the true meaning of ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed’.
“I highly appreciate these oxygen concentrators donated by the Singapore Changi Airport community, which shows earnest support and understanding of our fight against Indonesia’s pandemic. Thank you very much.”