[ESG Action] Operating in Indonesia through Integrated Development of Industry, Technology and Culture GEM Receives PPKM Award 2023 for Contributions to Indonesia's COVID-19 Control
Publish Date:2023-03-22 Hits:448

On the morning of March 20, 2023, the Indonesian government (Indonesia) held an award ceremony for contributors to COVID-19 control. GEM received PPKM Award 2023 as one of the invited Chinese enterprises.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivered a speech and presided over the award ceremony. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs; Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance; Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Minister of Health; and other Indonesian dignitaries attended the ceremony. In the event, Joko reviewed the preventive measures and community contributions over the three years since the first outbreak of COVID-19, declared that Indonesia was now officially open, and expressed his gratitude to law enforcement authorities, vaccination centers, as well as 153 non-governmental medical institutions, media outlets, religious organizations, academia, representatives of friendly countries, international organizations, and domestic and foreign enterprises that have made remarkable contributions in the fight against COVID-19 and to Indonesia's society and environment.

PPKM Award 2023, a supreme honor for GEM, shows the Indonesian government's recognition and praise of the efforts of GEM and its holding company - PT.QMB New Energy Materials in fulfilling social responsibility, repaying the Indonesian society and achieving common development.

GEM charged ahead in Indonesia's COVID-19 control and earthquake relief, showing its strong sense of global responsibility as a Chinese enterprise

5,000 N95 masks, 160,000 disposable medical protective masks, 2,000 pairs of goggles, 1,000 protective suites, 50,000 pairs of protective gloves…

March 2020 saw the world in a COVID-19 emergency. Learning that Indonesia was also affected by the pandemic, GEM reached out by coordinating and mobilizing resources from all sides, and urgently collecting protective supplies worth millions of yuan to address Indonesia's burning needs in its fight against the pandemic.

Minister Luhut said in a letter of thanks that GEM's donation was of great help to Indonesia in its efforts to fight COVID-19 and restore the people's life.

On the afternoon of November 21, 2022 local time in Indonesia, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 occurred in the Cianjur area of West Java Province, Indonesia.

The situation in the disaster area has stricken a sympathetic chord among the employees of the Chinese-funded enterprise QMB New Energy Materials Co., Ltd. located in the big K Island, Morowali County, Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The chairman of the company Professor Xu Kaihua, worried about the people in the disaster area day and night, paid attention to the news of the disaster area all the time, and was very concerned about the lives of the people in the disaster area.

Based on the goal of international humanitarianism and working together with the Indonesian people to grow together, QMB decided to donate 5,000 blankets, 1,000 mattresses, 770 boxes of mineral water,1,400 cases of instant noodles, 250 cases of milk and other urgent relief materials with a total value of about USD $150,000 to the Cianjur earthquake-striken area in Indonesia. This is the first batch of materials donated by QMB. Later, they will continue to provide necessary support as needed until winning the fight against the disaster. These activities helped the people in Cianjur disaster area to overcome the disaster, and played a positive role in revitalizing their home!

Realizing engineering technology localization in Indonesia, building highlights of Sino-Indonesia cooperation

As the "nickel capital" of the world, Indonesia boasts more than 50 million tons of laterite nickel resources that have attracted upstream and downstream enterprises in the new energy industry.

In Indonesia, guided by the investment concept of "promoting the integrated development of industry, technology and culture", GEM has built highlights of Sino-Indonesian cooperation in collaboration with Tsingshan, CATL and ECOPRO, to serve Indonesia's national strategy and grow with the Indonesian people.

Chinese technologies for the world: GEM has built a high-tech industrial park designed with the concept of "technology, intelligence and green", created an industrial model of making core materials for new energy batteries directly from laterite nickel ores, to bring Indonesia into the new energy era; GEM has built Indonesia's first world-class nickel resources industry museum, showing the inexorable trend of Chinese enterprises using green technologies to boost new energy electrification in Indonesia and new energy development in the world; it has built a world top engineering technology research center for metallurgy and new energy materials to realize engineering technology localization in Indonesia. Based on GEM's national engineering technology research center in China, QMB has invested 50 million U.S. dollars, to create a three-level technology innovation system, deploy over 100 sets of world first-class research facilities, and set up digital and intelligent engineering experimental research lines for key technology research, making Indonesia reach the world's advanced level in terms of technologies for metallurgical engineering and new energy materials.

Training advanced mining and metallurgical talents in large numbers for Indonesia

In 2019, GEM proposed an innovative model of jointly training talents along with Central South University and the Indonesian government, initiating the GEM-CMMAI-CSU International Metallurgical Engineering Master Program to train talents for the efficient use of mining and metallurgical resources, as well as the development of new energy materials in Indonesia. The first edition aimed to train 20 masters of metallurgical engineering has been completed, and the second edition aimed to train 31 masters has started. More editions are ahead to train a total of 1,000 advanced talents for the development of mining and metallurgical engineering and new energy materials in Indonesia.

The first international master program of metallurgical engineering opened on October 14, 2019, and ended on September 16, 2022 as scheduled with 20 Indonesian students successfully completing their studies.

The second international master program of metallurgical engineering opened in October 2022; and the 31 Indonesian students on the program started studying at CSU on February 25, 2023.

On September 26, 2022, Minister Luhut met with the representatives of the students on the first international master program at Indonesia's QMB Park.

At the welcome dinner hosted by the Indonesian government for the Chinese entrepreneurs attending the G20 summit, Minister Luhut spoke highly of Chairman Xu Kaihua's great concern about Indonesia's human resources and educational development.

The honor is encouragement and motivation as well. With the award as an opportunity, GEM will propel Phase 1 of Indonesia's QMB Nickel Resources Project (30,000 tons of metallic nickel per year) to reach its full capacity, accelerate the construction of Phase 2 (43,000 tons of metallic nickel per year), consolidate the foundation for global new energy cooperation, seize new opportunities on a new journey in the new era, and head into a greener and better future together with Indonesia!

Fig 1:Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivers a speech and presides over the award ceremony

Fig 2:GEM is on the winner list

Fig 3:GEM's representative receives the award

Fig 4:GEM wins PPKM Award 2023

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