COVID-19 vaccination centre at Terminal Intermoda in BSD City exceeds target to vaccinate more than 5,700 members of the public
BSD City, Indonesia, 17 August 2021 – Mitbana (a joint venture company of Mitsubishi Corporation and Surbana Jurong) and Sinar Mas Land have successfully concluded their COVID-19 vaccination drive at Terminal Intermoda BSD City which served 5,747 people between 12 to 16 August 2021. Organised by their partnership company PT Sinar Mitbana Mas (SMM) Intermoda in conjunction with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia and the Tangerang District Government, this exercise exceeded the original target of catering to 5,000 members of the public aged 12 years old and above. The second vaccination dose will be administered 28 days later, at the same location.
The Regent of Tangerang, Ahmed Zaki Iskandar expressed his appreciation to PT SMM Intermoda and said, “As we celebrate Indonesia’s 76th Independence Day today, we also want to recognise the efforts by Mitbana and Sinar Mas Land in helping Indonesia build long-term facilities and infrastructure that will serve our communities. This vaccination centre is a further testimony of their commitment and we are glad for their support of our national government’s efforts to accelerate vaccination rates to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Chief Executive Officer of Mitbana and President Director of PT Sinar Mitbana Mas Intermoda, Gareth Wong said, “We are extremely heartened by the positive response received by our vaccination drive at Terminal Intermoda BSD City. Repurposing the existing Intermoda bus exchange into a makeshift vaccination centre proved to be a right decision, as its accessible location and well-ventilated spaces allowed us to ensure the safety of our healthcare workers and members of the public during the vaccination process. We are encouraged by this exercise and will build on this experience to create more adaptable, pandemic-relevant public spaces in our Intermoda TOD to cater to the larger well-being of the communities that we serve.”
CEO of Residential BSD City at Sinar Mas Land and Vice President Director of PT Sinar Mitbana Mas Intermoda, Theodore Thenoch said, “Sinar Mas Land continues to provide amiable surroundings for our residents. Such efforts not only improve our built environment, they also ensure that we can address the safety, health and wellness of our residents. Together with our valued partner Mitbana, we sincerely hope that the thousands of people who have been vaccinated at Terminal Intermoda BSD City can help our local community to achieve herd immunity and break the spread of COVID-19 in our surroundings.”
One of the vaccine recipients named Eni said, “I feel relieved and safe after getting my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Intermoda vaccine centre. The event was orderly and executed with strict health protocols. I feel safe and comfortable here. Thanks to Mitbana and Sinar Mas Land for creating a vaccination centre close to where we live, and which is easy to be accessed by the community around Intermoda BSD City.”
A positive response also came from Andi, a 13-year-old vaccinated at the event. He said, “I have been waiting for COVID-19 vaccine centres that can cater to teenagers and I finally received my first dose here. Hopefully, the people who have received the shot will continue to practice good health protocols for the safety of our community.”
Iko, one of the vendors from Pasar Modern Intermoda said, “I am very pleased that Intermoda’s developer, Sinar Mas Land and its foreign partner, Mitbana, are not only focused on their ongoing development, but also on the health and welfare of the vendors at Intermoda BSD City. We hope that the efforts made by the two companies will continue to bring positive impact for our community.”
Working hand in hand with its community, Sinar Mas Land continues to support the government’s efforts to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Various aids have been provided since April 2020, ranging from basic needs for communities affected by the pandemic to the distribution of boxed rice, masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, medicines, vitamins, Covid-19 virus detection tools, medical equipment, face shields and personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical and security personnel at the front line. Since March 2021, Sinar Mas Land has also collaborated with the government’s health offices in Jakarta, Depok, Cikarang, Karawang, South Tangerang, Tangerang Regency and Batam to organise vaccination centers that have served more than 60,000 people.
In early July 2021, Sinar Mas also participated in a philanthropic movement initiated by Singapore’s Temasek Foundation to distribute 11,000 oxygen concentrators to Indonesia hospitals. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Temasek Foundation has worked closely with the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore to provide a number of aids such as masks, medical equipment and beds. Temasek is the holding company of Surbana Jurong.
Credit for all photos: PT Sinar Mitbana Mas Intermoda.
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Established in March 2019, Mitbana (ミツ バナ) is a joint venture company of Mitsubishi Corporation and Surbana Jurong. Recognising the vast opportunities offered by a rapidly urbanising population in Asia, Mitbana was formed to champion urban development projects in ASEAN (Indonesia, Vietnam & the Philippines) and South Asia (India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh). The partnership synergises Mitsubishi Corporation’s experience in real estate investments and Surbana Jurong’s technical capabilities in urban and infrastructure planning, with an aim of crowding-in urgently needed capital to catalyse urban developments across Asia.
Structured as an urban development fund, Mitbana has an initial seed capital of US$500 million from its founding shareholders and its investment mandate covers transit-oriented developments, township developments, and associated urban-related infrastructure. For more information, please visit: www.mitbana.com.
About Sinar Mas Land
Sinar Mas Land is a property developer in Indonesia with more than 40 years’ experience. Sinar Mas Land has developed more than 50 projects in Indonesia. Sinar Mas Land’s success by developing property and real estate in Indonesia is also recognised by credible and independent institutions in the world by obtaining various prestigious international awards such as the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards (2019), ASEAN Energy Awards (2019), Asia Pacific Property Award (2021), Cambridge IFA’s Global Good Governance Award (2021), Asia Pacific Property Award (2021) and FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards (2021).
With the support of a solid management team, Sinar Mas Land is known as an independent city developer (through BSD City Development) and a pioneer in the cluster development or concept-clustered residential housing concepts. In addition, Sinar Mas Land is also a pioneer in developing innovative Strata Mall / Trade Center (ITC) projects in Indonesia. Sinar Mas Land is listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange as PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk, and on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
Sinar Mas Land has strong strategic partners such as Sojitz Japan, Aeon, Itochu, Mitsubishi Corporation, Hongkong Land and local partners such as Kompas Gramedia and Kalbe. For more information, please visit: www.sinarmasland.com.