5 Orang Asli villages get water filtration systems

PETALING JAYA, Sept 7 : Five Orang Asli villages in Tasik Chini in Pahang will get clean water supply with the help of Nestle Malaysia and the Global Peace Foundation (GPF).


Under their Safe Water, Safe Communities project, water filtration systems will be installed to provide clean water to over 650 people.


The water filtration systems uses Swiss-designed technology approved by the World Health Organization. It  removes bacteria and provides safe, chemical-free water to the communities.


Nestle Malaysia’s Executive Director of Group Corporate Affairs, Nirmalah Thurai said water is essential for life and access to clean, safe water is a basic human right, which is a necessity for communities to survive and thrive.


“However, there are rural communities in Malaysia with limited access to clean water due to their remote locations and inadequate equipment to purify their water.”


“We are pleased to embark on this project together with our partner GPF, which will enable us to help enhance the quality of life for these communities by providing sustainable clean water,” she said at the launching of the project here today.


Present was  Dr Teh Su Thye, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Peace Foundation.


The collaboration between the Global Peace Foundation and Nestlé Malaysia will see the installation of water filtration systems in the communities, followed by community engagement activities and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) training for children and adults to raise awareness on the importance of personal hygiene and cleanliness.


The installation and community engagement activities will take place from this month until December.



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