AkzoNobel helps link Indonesian villages
Through a collaboration between AkzoNobel and producer of International paint BMT Groupand Yayasan Relawan Kampung (YRK), the ‘Bridge of Hope’ has been built to connect the people of the two villages and enable safer crossing of the Ciliman River.
Nitin Mathew, country manager at AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, Indonesia, said: “AkzoNobel is proud to honor its commitment to help create more human cities around the world. I strongly believe that the collaborative efforts between AkzoNobel and BMT will improve lives and make a difference to the residents of the two villages. We are glad to play our part in transforming lives of these residents with a tangible and lasting impact using our three key strengths, essential ingredients, essential protection and essential colour.”
Through this project, AkzoNobel donated all of the paints required to ensure the bridge is protected from corrosion and provided its expert guidance on how to apply it. Mathew added: “In line with our commitment to support the community, we strive to be involved in community development that makes a positive impact on people’s lives. We are proud that we could help preserve this bridge for the benefit of people in both villages. We will continue to search for new and innovative ways in which coatings can play a more significant role in the community.”