PT Conwood Indonesia has donated several earthquake-resistant houses to those impacted by the catastrophe in Lombok. An initial 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the island in July with several more tremors in August, including a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, destroying buildings and leaving villages in tatters.
“We donated the houses as tokens of our deepest condolences and sympathies towards the people of Lombok who were struck by the Lombok earthquake. We hope that the Conwood house donations may encourage the acceleration of the rise of Lombok, especially North Lombok, “Rizki Kresno, president director of PT Conwood Indonesia, explained.
More than 500 people have died while a significant number of the island’s inhabitants have been displaced in the past two months. Prior to sending the pre-fabricated houses, PT Conwood Indonesia sent donations to Lombok in the form of food, blankets and clean water in collaboration with Jababeka’s CSR team.
The earthquake-resistant houses donated by PT Conwood Indonesia were made from the firm’s innovative wood replacement products. The houses can be built in seven days with only seven installers meaning they will be put into use quickly. The houses have passed tests from The Ministry of Public Works and Housing of Indonesia (PUSKIM). The strength and feasibility of the structures are proven and will ensure they remain upright during any future earthquakes.
PT Conwood Indonesia is deeply committed to conserving the environment. The firm’s philosophy, innovating a beautiful planet, is embedded in everything the firm does. The ultimate goal is to have beautiful buildings while leaving the trees in the forest.
Those wishing to make a donation to the Lombok relief efforts can do so thanks to various charities. The Indonesian Red Cross is accepting donations for victims of the earthquake through Lombok Kita Bantu. Click here to make a donation.
The Jakarta Post has a complete list of organizations accepting donations to help the victims of the Lombok earthquake.See all donation methods.