Shinta Kamdani, middle, chairwoman of Kadin’s division that deals with environment, climate change and sustainable development, symbolically handed over a LED Sunlife Super Bright, to Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah. The LED is a solar-powered light that can shine four times brighter than normal LEDs and can last for up to 30 hours when fully charged. (Photo courtesy of Kadin)

Kadin and Medco’s Novel CSR Initiative Helps to Light Up Aceh

FEBRUARY 08, 2015

The Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, known as Kadin, together with Aceh’s provincial government and  listed oil and gas company Medco Energi Internasional, initiated an energy solution program in Aceh.

On Friday, Kadin, Medco and provincial officials from Aceh held a ceremony for the “We Light Up Indonesia” program, where Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah and East Aceh district head Hasbullah Bin M. Thaib symbolically received a LED Sunlife Super Bright, a solar-powered light that can shine four times brighter than normal LEDs and can last for up to 30 hours when fully charged.

LEDs will be installed in 50 locations, which will be decided by Kadin’s Aceh chapter, the 
local government and local leaders.

“Considering many people in rural areas of Indonesia haven’t yet enjoyed electricity, Kadin ... took the initiative to start a program to supply environmentally friendly electricity,” said Shinta Kamdani, chairwoman of Kadin’s division that deals with environment, climate change and sustainable development.

“Kadin hopes this program can 
improve the quality of life of people and help stimulate the economic growth in the region,” she said.

Lukman Mahfoedz, president and chief executive of Medco Energi, said the program is part of Medco Energi’s sustainable corporate social 
responsibility program.

International media reported in January that Medco Group had signed a gas sales deal worth $2 billion to underpin development of the company’s field in the onshore Block A in East Aceh regent.

Aceh Governor Zaini has 
expressed his appreciation of the initiative and hoped the 
program will be continued by other companies in the region.

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