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Mandiri donates Rp 8.5 billion to rehabilitate Padang

| Mon, February 22 2010 | 01:23 pm

Bank Mandiri recently donated a total of Rp 8.5 billion to the Padang mayoralty administration to help it renovate public facilities devastated in the earthquake last September.

The donation was given by the bank's president Agus Martowardoyo to Padang Mayor Fauzi Bahar at the Ganting Grand Mosque in the West Sumatra provincial capital.

The Rp 8.5 billion donation raised from the public through the Mandiri Peduli campaign includes Rp 3.3 billion to renovate Padang Pasir puskesmas (public health clinic) and Rp 3.9 billion to renovate the Damar state elementary school, the bank said in a statement.

Another Rp 1.3 billion sourced from the bank's Program Kemitraan dan Bina Lingkungan (Partnership and Environmental Management Program) will be used to rebuild the damaged Ganting Grand Mosque.

The mosque, built in 1805, is considered to have historical value given that it used to be the center of the Islamic reform movement in the region in the 19th century and Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, once took refuge there during the independence struggle.

Aside from the donation, Bank Mandiri also delivered emergency aid worth Rp 1.6 billion to West Sumatra soon after it was hit by the earthquake. - JP


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