Across all of its activities in Sumatra, Kingsrose and PTNM recognise the need to be socially responsible. The Group is committed to building a lasting, mutually rewarding relationship with the surrounding communities and implementing initiatives and structures that encourage the community to be self reliant that will in turn allow the community to grow and prosper beyond the lifetime of the Project.
PTNM’s President Director, Pak Herryansjah, has an intimate knowledge of the surrounding community and directly oversees the facilitation of our community initiatives. The approach adopted is that of consultation and co-operation to ensure our goals are aligned with the needs of the community. This approach has proven to be extremely beneficial, resulting in a number of social and environmental initiatives, including support for sporting and cultural events, educational scholarships, medical donations, forestry rehabilitation and the provision of micro-loans aimed at assisting local entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. Additional support is provided for local infrastructure projects including the upgrading of roads, building of bridges, water drainage and assisting with the development of micro hydroelectric systems for power generation.
One of the biggest benefits to the local community is the opportunity to work at the Way Linggo Project. A large number of our employees are Sumatran, with many coming from nearby villages. Extensive training programs are provided to help broaden their skills, equipping them for work not only at the Way Linggo Project but for other employment opportunities in the future.