To further support Indonesia’s fight against the current surge of COVID-19, the Singapore Government has arranged for regular shipments of emergency oxygen supplies to Indonesia via an “Oxygen Shuttle” programme, at Indonesia’s request. This arrangement will see more than 500 tonnes of oxygen shipped to Indonesia from now till August 2021, to supplement the urgent need for oxygen in medical facilities in Indonesia.
Four ISO tanks containing 80 tonnes of liquid oxygen arrived at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta today. The next shipment is scheduled in a week’s time.
The “Oxygen Shuttle” programme is in addition to assistance from the Singapore Government to Indonesia in the form of oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, ventilators, as well as other medical supplies and equipment, sent in earlier batches on 9 and 11 July 2021. The “Oxygen Shuttle” programme is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with support from the Ministry of Defence, and the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Coordination Centre.
These efforts, as well as the contributions organised by non-government and private entities, attest to the close relationship, solidarity, and strong mutual support between Singapore and Indonesia in overcoming the shared challenges of COVID-19.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
19 JULY 2021
An ISO tank containing 20 tonnes of liquid oxygen waiting to be loaded.
Photo credit: Smart-Gas Pte Ltd