Singapore sends humanitarian aid to Indonesia's tsunami and earthquake relief efforts

Singapore has delivered humanitarian supplies via two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) C-130 transport aircraft to Indonesia yesterday.

This was in support of the Indonesian Government’s disaster relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami on September 28, 2018. 

The Singapore Armed Forces Mission Commander, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Oh Chun Keong (right) handing over the relief package to LTC Ali Sudibyo, of the Indonesian Armed Forces (left) at Balikpapan Airport, Indonesia. Photo courtesy: Mindef
The Singapore Armed Forces Mission Commander, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Oh Chun Keong (right) handing over the relief package to LTC Ali Sudibyo, of the Indonesian Armed Forces (left) at Balikpapan Airport, Indonesia. Photo courtesy: Mindef

The relief package, comprised tents, meal rations, bottled water and medical supplies, said a press release by Singapore's Ministry of Defence (Mindef). It was handed over to Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Ali Sudibyo from the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Mission Commander, LTC Oh Chun Keong.

The package, worth approximately $240,000, was donated by the SAF.

One of the Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 transport aircraft that delivered humanitarian supplies to Indonesia at Balikpapan Airport. Photo courtesy: Mindef
One of the Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 transport aircraft that delivered humanitarian supplies to Indonesia at Balikpapan Airport. Photo courtesy: Mindef

Following the delivery of the relief package, the two RSAF C-130 aircraft will remain in Indonesia to support the Indonesian Government to evacuate those displaced from disaster-hit areas.

Mindef stressed in a statement that Singapore is a close neighbour and friend of Indonesia and the TNI. The ministry and the SAF stand ready to assist Indonesia and the TNI in further disaster relief efforts, if required. 

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