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Beverage company Heineken has provided the National Traffic Police (POLTRANS) with 300 motorbike helmets to be distributed to members of the public, including students.

Beverage company Heineken has provided the National Traffic Police (POLTRANS) with 300 motorbike helmets to be distributed to members of the public, including students.

Heineken’s General Manager in Timor, Dinay Matur, said the company provided the helmets to help support the capacity of POLTRANS’ road safety program.

He said the company considered helmets to be the main factor in helping save lives and preventing serious injury.

“The company also gives importance to safety road and therefore we decided to provide these items,” he said.

He said there was a high risk of traffic accidents in Timor-Leste and that’s why it was important to wear a helmet when riding a motorbike.

In addition to the helmets, Heineken also donated 1000 books, 1000 pens, seven laptops and a digital camera.

Matur said the books and pens were distributed to students at schools during sessions conducted by POLTRANS at schools to raise awareness about traffic regulations.

He was optimistic that the distribution of helmets would help contribute to saving lives.

General Commander of the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL), Commissioner Julio Hornai also thanked the company for their support.

He hoped that members would use according the vision of the institution in order to reduce the number of road accidents in the country.

“We hope this cooperation goes well,” he said.

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