19 January 2019, KOTA KINABALU – Heineken Malaysia Berhad (HEINEKEN Malaysia) and its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm SPARK Foundation, launched alternative water supply solutions in three villages which consists of a gravity water system in Kota Marudu and rainwater harvesting system in Keningau and Kota Belud in collaboration with a local radio station, Kupikupifm.
In line with the state government’s efforts in developing infrastructures for the locals, HEINEKEN Malaysia cements its commitment through its corporate responsibility initiatives in Sabah. The newly built gravity water system in Kg. Gana, Kota Marudu will channel water from a nearby stream to two units of 800-gallon storage tanks. The water will then be purified, suitable for consumption, and accessible for use by all the villagers. On the other hand, the newly built rainwater harvesting systems in Kg. Minawo Seberang, Keningau and Kg. Sinopukan, Kota Belud will have two units of 800-gallon water storage tanks each, providing additional water supply to the villagers.
YB Datuk Christina Liew, Deputy Chief Minister and State Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment of Sabah, who officiated the event, said, “The State Government of Sabah has put in place a comprehensive plan that prioritises the development and provision of water supply in Sabah. Our focus this year is to drive growth for the people, and our aim is to improve quality, coverage, and supply of treated water to rural areas across the state of Sabah. We hope by increasing water supply capacity and providing access to potable water particularly in remote villages across the state, the people of Sabah will be able to enjoy access to clean water to carry out their daily routines.