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APRIL has had a busy month, selling basic commodities at discounted prices to benefit local communities in Riau throughout June.

Held at 16 locations around the region along with other companies under RGE, the culmination was held at the Integrated Training and Business Development Center (BPPUT), Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau on 18 June 2017 and attended by the Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita.

The Minister was accompanied by representatives of the Riau Provincial Government, as well as RGE Director, Anderson Tanoto. They witnessed the bazaar and helped distribute 8,000 grocery packages at below the market price. The minster expressed his appreciation at the event, and at RGE’s commitment to help the community.

The proceeds of the bazaar were distributed to 18 orphanages in Riau. The aid was handed over directly by RGE Director, Anderson Tanoto. In addition to aid for the orphanages, RGE Group also rewarded nine small and medium business partners. One that attracted the Minister’s attention was Rumah Batik Andalan, which enables women from the local community to supplement their family income by producing batik.

The Minister also inaugurated a new Riau Paper Building, which marks RGE’s investment commitment in the downstream industry and a commitment to create more jobs in the local community.

The bazaars by RGE companies are in line with the group’s 5C values: that operations must be Good for Country, Good for Community, Good for Climate, Good for Customer, and only then can they be Good for the Company.