Image: Rice pallets being loaded onto a truck ready for delivery to the Hagen airport for dispatch to Moro in Southern Highlands
Trukai Industries Ltd has come on board to assist with urgent food supplies to support disaster relief efforts in Hela and Southern Highlands Provinces, affected by the earthquake. Trukai Industries has donated 20 tonnes of rice or 20,000 packets of 1kg Roots Rice worth over K60,000 over the weekend.
The rice donation will be transported out of Mt Hagen with the support of Oil Search Limited on the Australian Air Force aircraft to Moro where it will be distributed to the affected communities by Oil Search Limited.
Trukai Industries Ltd CEO, Mr Greg Worthington-Eyre, said the people of Papua New Guinea need urgent support and the company is happy to work with Oil Search to deliver this aid.
He explained the rice donation is part of the company’s ongoing community contribution through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.
“Our CSR brand TruCare serves to re-emphasise Trukai’s dedication to PNG and we are pleased to show our support as a Papua New Guinean company by giving back to our communities in their time of need,” he said.
“We will endeavour to reach out to the affected families and communities. Natural disasters are unavoidable and can cause a lot of damage to food crops, which affects people’s diet. During these trying times, TruCare is an assurance that Trukai does care and is prepared to contribute to our people’s livelihood, health and wellbeing.”
“We send our sympathies and prayers to all those affected by this tragic disaster.”
Source: Trukai Industries