‘Pilot Project: Water For Life' 2016 NBOS Competition Winner

‘Pilot Project: Water For Life', a community water supply to Kampung Air Sungai Simpul, Sungai Jernih, Selama Perak has won the 2016 NBOS Competition under Civil Service Category. The announcement was made in a colorful event at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Friday evening 9th December 2016. The winner has received RM30,000 from the Secretary General of Treasury, Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigal Abdullah. The winning team consists of Ms Izziantee Izzahan, Prof Ir Dr Mohd Nordin Adlan, Ms Noridayu Adnan and Prof Dr Hamidi Abdul Aziz. They were from Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Selama (under Kelab PETANDA) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (under Water Security Cluster). The competition is divided into 3 categories: Civil Service, Social Entrepreneurship and For-Profit Business.


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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - ‘Water for Life’

CSR water for life

Kg Air Simpul is situated in Ijok, Selama, Perak. Currently there are 49 houses (approximately 250 occupants) where majority of them are farmers and fish breeders. The village location is quite far from the nearest main water supply pipeline provided by the Lembaga Air Perak (LAP). Previously, Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Perak (Perak Department of Health) had provided water to this village by using gravity feed system (GFS) from the existing stream (Sg Simpul) where the water intake was constructed using Gabion wall. However, the gabion for this system had been destroyed during a flood in September 2015.

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