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APRIL Group partners the Indonesian Ministry of Health to elevate primary healthcare levels in Riau province

SINGAPORE, Aug. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Indonesian Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) and Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 25 July 2023 at PT. RAPP (Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper) facility – a business unit of APRIL Group.

For this collaboration with Kemenkes, APRIL, a member of the RGE group of companies founded by Sukanto Tanoto, aimed to strengthen the primary healthcare services at Riau Province, by accelerating referrals at the primary healthcare level, as well as integrate a suite of medical devices to enhance early detection of illnesses.

Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Health Minister of Indonesia, attended this event where APRIL contributed 22 varieties of medical equipment – over 800 units of 2D ultra-sound equipment, ECG, Doppler, infant warmers, anthropometry tools, gynecology desks and chairs, nebulizers, HB meters, and more.

Partnering with relevant stakeholders, APRIL would also be providing training to healthcare professionals on the use of these medical tools that would be made available at three districts adjacent to APRIL’s operations, namely Pelalawan, Siak and Kuantan Singingi in Riau province.


APRIL is a leading producer of fibre, pulp and paper with plantations and manufacturing operations in Riau Province, Indonesia. We are committed to sustainability in our business and in the broader landscapes where we operate. Under our production-protection model, we adopted a unique 1- for-1 goal where we aim to conserve one hectare of forest for every hectare of plantation, and currently conserve and restore approximately 364,996 hectares of forests, including the largest peatland restoration project in Indonesia.

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