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Mitbana and Sinar Mas Land set up COVID-19 vaccine centre at Terminal Intermoda in BSD City, Tangerang

  • Written by Sheena Kwek

PT Sinar Mitbana Mas (SMM) Intermoda, a partnership company of Mitbana (joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Surbana  Jurong) with Sinar Mas Land, has established a vaccination centre to support the  Indonesia government’s nationwide vaccination drive and efforts to combat COVID 19. The vaccination centre is located at Terminal Intermoda BSD City, beside the  Intermoda transit-oriented development (TOD) site upon which Mitbana and Sinar  Mas Land are jointly developing the first interconnected multi-modal transport  complex in Greater Jakarta. 

The vaccination centre is being set up in collaboration with Indonesia’s Ministry of  Health, the Tangerang Regency Government and its Health Agency (through its branch  Cisauk Public Health Centre), ITC Group (Sinar Mas Land’s subsidiary trade centre  company), YPK Mandiri Hospital, Fast Med (an Indonesian company providing medical  products and services), as well as Germas (Indonesia’s Healthy Lifestyle National  Movement). These efforts are in support of the Indonesian government’s plans to  accelerate vaccinations across the country, to achieve a target of inoculating two thirds of its population by end 2021. 

The Indonesian government will provide the COVID-19 vaccine doses, and the  vaccination centre is expected to be able to cater to about 5,000 people aged 12 years  old and older, over the five-day administration period from 12 to 16 August 2021. A second vaccination dose will be administered 28 days later, at the same location.  

Mr Gareth Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Mitbana and President Director of PT  SMM Intermoda, said, “Amid these challenging times, Mitbana stands in solidarity  with the people of Indonesia and is committed to supporting community efforts to  tackle COVID-19. Together with Sinar Mas Land, we are glad to be able to apply our  combined expertise to adapt the existing Intermoda bus interchange for alternative  uses to address the ongoing pandemic. As we develop the new Intermoda TOD, we  hope to create more public spaces which can contribute to the safety and well-being  of the communities we serve, as well as forge greater social resilience to address life  beyond the pandemic.” 

Mr Hidetoshi Suzuki, Chief Operating Officer of Mitbana and Board Director of PT  SMM Intermoda, added, “Mitbana and Sinar Mas Land remain committed to fulfilling  our plans to create a smart and sustainable transit-oriented development at BSD City.  Leveraging best practices from some of our projects in Japan and Singapore, we will  use digitisation and innovative urban solutions to respond dynamically to evolving  circumstances to build a future-proof, pandemic-ready community precinct.”  

Since the advent of COVID-19 in Indonesia in April 2020, Sinar Mas Land has been  actively assisting those in need by providing meals, masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, medicine, vitamins, COVID-19 test kits, medical equipment, as well as hazmat suits for medical and public service personnel. Having launched its first vaccine  drive in March 2021 with local government agencies, Sinar Mas Land has also helped  administer vaccinations for about 54,000 people to date. 

Mr Theodore Thenoch, Chief Executive Officer of Residential BSD City at Sinar Mas  Land and Vice President Director of PT SMM Intermoda, said, “Sinar Mas Land  continues to render our utmost support to the Indonesian government’s national  vaccination efforts to achieve herd immunity. We are extremely pleased that Mitbana  shares a similar vision as our first foreign partner to demonstrate solidarity with our  Indonesian society. I hope this effort will positively impact our local communities,  especially those living near Intermoda.” 

Tangerang Regency Health Office's Head of Disease Prevention Control, Dr. Hendra  Tarmizi expressed, “Sinar Mas Land has been helping us to accelerate the setting up  of vaccination centres within BSD City. We are glad that Sinar Mas Land’s foreign partner like Mitbana, who is our first collaborator outside of Indonesia, is keen to also  support our efforts to help get more people vaccinated. I hope our citizens will be  motivated by their kind intention and come forward to take the vaccine to increase  vaccination rates in our regency.” 

In early July 2021, Sinar Mas Land’s holding group also joined a consortium of  Indonesia and Singapore companies led by Temasek Foundation, the philanthropic  arm of Temasek, to contribute over 11,000 oxygen concentrators to Indonesia hospitals. Since the start of the pandemic, Temasek Foundation has been working  closely with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore to make provisions  to and from Indonesia and Singapore possible; these include the supply of surgical 

masks, medical equipment and bedding sets. Temasek is the parent company of  Surbana Jurong. 

(From left to right) Mr Christopher Siswanto Adisaputro (CEO Strategic Land Bank, Sinar Mas Land),  Mr Eugene Yeo (First Secretary (Commercial), Embassy of the Republic of Singapore), Mr Maresuke  Endo (Mitsubishi Corporation), Mr Ahmed Zaki Iskandar (Tangerang Regent), Mr Theodore Thenoch  (CEO Residential BSD City, Sinar Mas Land and Vice President Director, PT SMM Intermoda), and  Mr Dhony Rahajoe (Managing Director President Office, Sinar Mas Land)

PT SMM Intermoda, a partnership company of Mitbana and Sinar Mas Land, has established a  vaccination centre to cater to about 5,000 people at Terminal Intermoda BSD City. 

The vaccination centre will serve members of the public aged 12 years old and older, over the five-day  administration period from 12 to 16 August 2021. 

Photos can be downloaded from this link

Photo credit : PT Sinar Mitbana Mas Intermoda. 


About Mitbana 

Established in March 2019, Mitbana (ミツ バナ) is a joint venture company of Mitsubishi  Corporation and Surbana Jurong. Recognising the vast opportunities offered by a rapidly  urbanising population in Asia, Mitbana was formed to champion urban development projects  in ASEAN (Indonesia, Vietnam & the Philippines) and South Asia (India, Sri Lanka &  Bangladesh). The partnership synergises Mitsubishi Corporation’s experience in real estate  investments and Surbana Jurong’s technical capabilities in urban and infrastructure planning,  with an aim of crowding-in urgently needed capital to catalyse urban developments across  Asia. 

Structured as an urban development fund, Mitbana has an initial seed capital of US$500  million from its founding shareholders and its investment mandate covers transit-oriented  developments, township developments, and associated urban-related infrastructure. For  more information, please visit: www.mitbana.com.  

About Sinar Mas Land 

Sinar Mas Land is a property developer in Indonesia with more than 40 years’ experience.  Sinar Mas Land has developed more than 50 projects in Indonesia. Sinar Mas Land’s success  by developing property and real estate in Indonesia is also recognised by credible and  independent institutions in the world by obtaining various prestigious international awards  such as the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards (2019), ASEAN Energy Awards (2019), Asia  Pacific Property Award (2021), Cambridge IFA’s Global Good Governance Award (2021), Asia  Pacific Property Award (2021) and FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards (2021). 

With the support of a solid management team, Sinar Mas Land is known as an independent  city developer (through BSD City Development) and a pioneer in the cluster development or  concept-clustered residential housing concepts. In addition, Sinar Mas Land is also a pioneer  in developing innovative Strata Mall / Trade Center (ITC) projects in Indonesia. Sinar Mas Land  is listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange as PT Bumi Serpong Damai Tbk, and on the  Singapore Stock Exchange.  

Sinar Mas Land has strong strategic partners such as Sojitz Japan, Aeon, Itochu, Mitsubishi  Corporation, Hongkong Land and local partners such as Kompas Gramedia and Kalbe. For  more information, please visit: www.sinarmasland.com.

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