In support of the Indonesian Government’s disaster relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami on 28 September 2018, humanitarian supplies were delivered by two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) C-130 transport aircraft to Indonesia yesterday.
The relief package, comprising tents, meal rations, bottled water and medical supplies, 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.
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. As a close neighbour and friend of Indonesia and the TNI, MINDEF and the SAF stand ready to assist Indonesia and the TNI in further disaster relief efforts, if required.