Donation of COVID-19 Test Kits for the Indonesian Government From
Four affiliates of the LG Group Including LG International
- As a response to the urgent request of the Indonesian government that it requires Korean test kits, the local LG affiliates in Indonesia will donate 50,000 test kits to overcome the hardship faced together as one.
On Apr 31, the four affiliates of the LG Group including LG Electronics, LG Chem, LG Innotek, and LG International will donate 50,000 test kits for COVID-19 to the Indonesian government.
The decision behind such a donation was taken in response to the Indonesian government’s request to cope with the spread of COVID-19, as Indonesia currently lacks the diagnostic kits to tackle the coronavirus. The LG affiliates situated in Indonesia accepted the request of the local government in order to respond to the support they themselves have received from the local clients and customers and to overcome the global difficulties caused by this infectious disease together as one.
The test kits that will be provided were additionally acquired by the LG affiliates as they urgently tried to reserve Korean production goods. Some test kits were supplied as samples to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) in the middle of last month, while the actual donation and product supply have been decided according to the recent completion of the tests carried out by the authorities concerned.
As a representative of the LG affiliates that participated in the donation, CEO Chun-Sung Yoon from LG International sought to highlight their intentions through a letter to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia that they will provide test kits for COVID-19 by stating “We sincerely hope that the current situation will be solved at the earliest possible moment based on the unification of the Indonesian people and what little support we can provide them with will be of great assistance to them at such a difficult time.”
Meanwhile, LG Electronics has been operating home appliance factories for TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators and others, while LG Chem has been running the overseas branches of the petrochemical businesses. Also, LG Innotek has been running the electronic component plants such as for digital tuners, whilst the businesses of the LG International include food and energy resources, industrial infrastructure and solutions related to ICT(information and communications technology) & healthcare.