February 8, 2005
8 machines donated to Aceh, Indonesia Handing-over ceremony held in Jakarta
The Kobelco Construction Machinery Group and alliance partner
CNH Global N.V. donated eight machines to Indonesia's Ministry
of Public Works for reconstruction work in Aceh.
A handing-over ceremony was held on January 31 at the Ministry
of Public Works in Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta. Presenting the
equipment were Hiroo Shimada, President and CEO of Kobelco
Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and David Beatenbough, director
of the Asia Pacific region at CNH Global. Others in attendance
were Hiroshi Kajiwara, managing director of Kobelco International
(S) Co., Pte. Ltd.; Rahadian Mahendra, President Director
of PT Daya Kobelco Construction Machinery Indonesia; and Saripin
Taidy, President Director of PT Probesco Disatama.
After Shimada presented the equipment manifest to Djoko Kirmanto,
Minister of Public Works, a departing ceremony was held for
the eight construction machines bound for Aceh. The eight
machines consisted of two hydraulic excavators (12-ton SR
Series, and 20-ton Dynamic Acera), a bulldozer, two wheel
loaders and three backhoe loaders. In addition to the equipment,
operators and spare parts were provided at no cost.
The contribution is part of a pledge that Kobelco and CNH
made earlier to donate 100 million yen (about US$1 million)
worth of aid in relief goods and construction equipment to
the disaster areas.
left) Hiroshi Kajiwara, Rahadian Mahendra, Public Works Minister
Djoko Kirmanto, Hiroo Shimada, and David Beatenbough. At far
right is Saripin Taidy.