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AkzoNobel Helps Construct Bridge with its Paints

Published on 2016-08-16. Author : SpecialChem

After years of living a secluded life, people in Mekarjaya Village and Sukaresmi Village in the District of Panimbang, Banten Province, Indonesia will now have a much easier access in their villages. Through a collaboration between AkzoNobel, BMT Group and 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.

Paints Ensure Protection from Corrosion

AkzoNobel Bridge Building
AkzoNobel donated paints required to ensure
the bridge is protected from corrosion

Nitin Mathew, Country Manager, 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 color.”

Through this project, AkzoNobel donated all of the paints required to ensure the bridge is protected from corrosion and provided their expert guidance on how to apply it. Nitin 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.”

The project is part of the company’s Human Cities initiative. Human Cities projects around the world use AkzoNobel’s three key strengths – essential ingredients, essential protection and essential colors – to help make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. Human Cities has been active in Indonesia for several years helping to restore and preserve Indonesian’s heritage, most recently at the Jakarta History Museum in Kota Tua. That museum is being considered as a nominee for Indonesia’s ninth site on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the leading global paints and coatings companies and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, it supplies industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of its fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it has approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka.

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Source: AkzoNobel
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