Jakarta. Telkom Indonesia helped renovate St. Martinus Hinga Church in Hinga, East Nusa Tenggara.
The inauguration ceremony on Wednesday (07/03) was attended by State Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno, Telkom president director Alex Sinaga and Telkom human resources director Herdy Harman.
Rini said the renovation was part of efforts by state-owned enterprises (SEOs) to be more present in the province.
"The Ministry of State Enterprises fully supports corporate responsibility efforts by SOEs, especially if they help isolated communities in East Nusa Tenggara."
The renovation was not only aimed at guaranteeing to local residents a place of worship, but also at preserving Indonesia's cultural heritage.
The church, built in 1938, was restored under Telkom's "Care for Culture" program.
"Last year, we designed the repairs to keep the church's original architecture," Herdy said.
Telkom also helped renovate two mosques in the sub-district of East Adonara, provided access to clean water in the sub-district of Ulu Mado, created Broadband Learning Center at the Nurul Iman Islamic boarding school in Kupang, and developed an app called i-Chat to help hearing-impaired students.
"Through our various CSR programs, we are hoping to become an agent of change for the whole country, especially for East Nusa Tenggara," Herdy said.